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Timing jitter of ultrashort optical solitons
Author(s): Mario F. S. Ferreira; Margarida M. V. Facao
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Paper Abstract

An analytical expression was obtained for the timing jitter of ultrashort solitons, taking into account the group velocity dispersion, the Raman effect and the third-order dispersion. This expression can also be useful to evaluate the timing jitter of a communication system using dispersion-decreasing fibers. It is shown that the higher- order effects increase the timing jitter beyond that of the Gordon-Haus value for solitons shorter than ~ 10 ps. Dispersion-decreasing fibers show a greater variation of the jitter control distance with the amplifier spacing, in comparison with the constant-dispersion fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3263, Nonlinear Optical Engineering, (19 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308360
Show Author Affiliations
Mario F. S. Ferreira, Univ. of Aveiro (Portugal)
Margarida M. V. Facao, Univ. of Aveiro (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3263:
Nonlinear Optical Engineering
Metin S. Mangir, Editor(s)

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