We describe the only two significant of the residual birefringence of high-quality fibers on solitons in long-distance transmission: a possible gradual accumulation of differential transit time between orthogonally polarized solitons and a jitter in pulse arrival times, initiated by noise modulation of the polarization states of the pulses and mediated by the birefringence.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 7, 1993
Published: March 15, 1994
L. F. Mollenauer and J. P. Gordon, "Birefringence-mediated timing jitter in soliton transmission," Opt. Lett. 19, 375-377 (1994)