Analytical expressions are presented for Manakov solitons perturbed by polarization mode dispersion (PMD). Comparison is made with computer simulations. Dispersion-managed solitons are also studied. It is concluded that at high bit rates solitons are superior to linear return-to-zero propagation with regard to PMD.
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(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
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(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
Y. Chen and H. A. Haus, "Solitons and polarization mode dispersion," Opt. Lett. 25, 290-292 (2000)