We have measured the timing jitter for dispersion-managed solitons in a recirculating loop for distances up to 20,000 km. The data were obtained with modulated data, 27 - 1 and 223 - 1 pseudorandom binary sequence patterns, at 10-Gbit/s rates and with an unmodulated pulse train at 10 GHz. We have obtained good agreement with our data, using a filtered Gordon–Haus model for the timing jitter reduced by the energy enhancement of our solitons relative to solitons in a fiber with a constant dispersion equal to our map’s path-average dispersion. We have also measured a bit-error rate of <10-9 at a distance of 15,000 km.
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Gary M. Carter, John M. Jacob, Curtis R. Menyuk, Ekaterina A. Golovchenko, and Alexei N. Pilipetskii, "Timing-jitter reduction for a dispersion-managed soliton system: experimental evidence," Opt. Lett. 22, 513-515 (1997)