We derive an expression for the timing jitter of a soliton owing to amplifier noise in dispersion-managed fiber systems. We show that the timing jitter is a function of the pulse width as well as of the chirp at the amplifier location and that it can be minimized by a proper choice of the amplifier position relative to the dispersion map.
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Shiva Kumar and Falk Lederer, "Gordon Haus effect in dispersion-managed soliton systems," Opt. Lett. 22, 1870-1872 (1997)