We study interaction-induced timing jitter in single-channel dispersion-managed return-to-zero ttransmission systems operating at high map strengths. An equation for the frequency and timing shifts of two interacting pulses is derived by a variational approach. The interaction can be of either an attractive or a repulsive character, and we show that the resultant timing jitter can be reduced by proper design of the dispersion map.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
Jonas Mårtensson, Anders Berntson, Mathias Westlund, Andreas Danielsson, Pontus Johannisson, Dan Anderson, and Mietek Lisak, "Timing jitter owing to intrachannel pulse interactions in dispersion-managed transmission systems," Opt. Lett. 26, 55-57 (2001)