By gradually translating the peak frequency of guiding filters along its length, we create a fiber transmission line that is substantially opaque to noise while remaining transparent to solitons. This trick allows the use of stronger filters, and hence greater jitter reduction, without incurring the usual penalty of exponentially rising noise from the excess gain required to overcome filter loss.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 20, 1992
Published: November 15, 1992
L. F. Mollenauer, J. P. Gordon, and S. G. Evangelides, "The sliding-frequency guiding filter: an improved form of soliton jitter control," Opt. Lett. 17, 1575-1577 (1992)