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Limitations on the design of high-bit-rate soliton communication systems
Author(s): Mario F. S. Ferreira; Atilio M. S. Gameiro
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Paper Abstract

We have examined the main constraints on the design of single-channel, high-capacity soliton communication systems. In the average soliton regime, the Gordon-Haus timing jitter limits the bit rate to about 5 Gb/s for transoceanic fiber links, while for shorter transmission distances the main limitation is fiber perturbations arising from discrete in-line amplification. The use of dispersion-decreasing fibers and of periodic optical phase conjugation for jitter control can increase significantly the capacity of soliton communication systems. We found that the third-order dispersion assumes a prominent role in this case. Reducing this effect sufficiently, the main constraint becomes the soliton-soliton interactions and bit rates superior to 110 Gb/s can be achieved for amplifier spacings less than 80 km. For higher amplifier spacings the bit rate is limited by the Raman induced timing jitter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3552, Fiber Optic Components and Optical Communication II, (6 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.318052
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Mario F. S. Ferreira, Univ. of Aveiro (Portugal)
Atilio M. S. Gameiro, Univ. of Aveiro (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3552:
Fiber Optic Components and Optical Communication II
Shuisheng Jian; Franklin F. Tong; Reinhard Maerz, Editor(s)

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