Propagation of solitons in optical fibers is studied taking into account the polarization mode dispersion (PMD) effect. We show that the soliton interaction caused by the radiation emitted by solitons due to the PMD disorder leads to soliton jitter, and we find its statistical properties. The theoretical predictions are justified by direct numerical simulations.
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Y. Chung, V. V. Lebedev, and S. S. Vergeles, "Interaction of solitons through radiation in optical fibers with randomly varying birefringence," Opt. Lett. 29, 1245-1247 (2004)