Based on first-order perturbation theory of the soliton, the Gordon–Haus timing jitter induced by amplifier noise is found to be non-Gaussian distributed. Both frequency and timing jitter have larger tail probabilities than Gaussian distribution given by the linearized perturbation theory. The timing jitter has a larger discrepancy from Gaussian distribution than does the frequency jitter.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
Keang-Po Ho, "Non-Gaussian statistics of soliton timing jitter induced by amplifier noise," Opt. Lett. 28, 2165-2167 (2003)