The nonlinear effects of amplitude jitter and ghost pulse generation, which are present in strongly dispersion-managed optical communication systems can be suppressed by alternation of the phase of the bits. A physical explanation for this effect is given that shows that with suitably chosen phase modulations the processes that give rise to the nonlinear effects will counteract each other.
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P. Johannisson, D. Anderson, M. Marklund, A. Berntson, M. Forzati, and J. Mårtensson, "Suppression of nonlinear effects by phase alternation in strongly dispersion-managed optical transmission," Opt. Lett. 27, 1073-1075 (2002)