We show that strong overlap of adjacent pulses in dispersion-managed return-to-zero transmission reduces pulse-to-pulse interaction and timing jitter. The limiting factors for this pulse-overlapped transmission are the amplitude fluctuations and the ghost pulse generation induced by four-wave mixing between spectral components within a single channel.
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(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
P. V. Mamyshev and N. A. Mamysheva, "Pulse-overlapped dispersion-managed data transmission and intrachannel four-wave mixing," Opt. Lett. 24, 1454-1456 (1999)