The acoustic effect significantly increases the timing jitter of solitons in communication lines. We calculate the correlation in near-neighbor soliton time shifts that result from the acoustic interaction and show that the acoustic effect can cause correlated errors that cannot be corrected with standard, simple error-correction codes such as the Hamming code.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 25, 1995
Published: January 15, 1996
A. N. Pilipetskii and C. R. Menyuk, "Acoustic effect and correlated errors in soliton information transmission," Opt. Lett. 21, 119-121 (1996)