The evolution of the phase in a return-to-zero differential phase-shift keying system is studied by the generalized momentum method. The results show that phase fluctuation in the case of dispersion-managed solitons is much smaller than that in quasi-linear systems for a given launch power.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
Shiva Kumar, "Analysis of intrachannel impairments in differential phase-shift keying transmission systems," Opt. Lett. 30, 2053-2055 (2005)