Two methods of controlling the temporal diffusion of solitons in long-distance transmission are investigated theoretically. One, pursued experimentally by Nakazawa et al. [ Electron. Lett. 27, 1270 ( 1991)] uses amplitude modulation synchronized with the bit rate. The other method, first proposed recently, uses filtering. The latter is better adapted to wavelength division multiplexing. It is shown that the so-called Gordon-Haus limit of soliton propagation can be extended significantly.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 20, 1991
Published: August 1, 1992
A. Mecozzi, J. D. Moores, H. A. Haus, and Y. Lai, "Modulation and filtering control of soliton transmission," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 1350-1357 (1992)