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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1131–1133

Effects of precompensation and postcompensation on timing jitter in dispersion-managed systems

J. Santhanam, C. J. McKinstrie, T. I. Lakoba, and Govind P. Agrawal  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 15, pp. 1131-1133 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001131


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Abstract

We present an analytic theory of timing jitter in dispersion-managed light-wave systems that is based on the moment method and the assumption of a chirped Gaussian pulse. We apply the theory to a soliton system and show that 50% postcompensation of the accumulated dispersion can reduce the jitter by a factor of 2. We also apply the theory to a low-power light-wave system employing the return-to-zero format and find that timing jitter can be minimized along the fiber link for an optimal choice of precompensation and postcompensation.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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J. Santhanam, C. J. McKinstrie, T. I. Lakoba, and Govind P. Agrawal, "Effects of precompensation and postcompensation on timing jitter in dispersion-managed systems," Opt. Lett. 26, 1131-1133 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-15-1131

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