Abstract

Collision-induced timing jitter is theoretically and numerically studied for two-channel wavelength-division-multiplexed optical soliton transmission systems with both weak and strong (practical) dispersion management. For a weakly managed case the timing jitter induced by the residual frequency shift strongly depends on bit rate per channel owing to the correlation in the relative time shift in neighboring pulses. We also discuss the effect of dispersion management for reducing the timing jitter. For a strongly managed case the timing jitter is mainly induced either by the accumulated position shift or by an incomplete-collision-induced residual frequency shift. It becomes significant for nearly zero path-averaged dispersion. We optimize the path-averaged dispersion of the line composed of 1.3-µm zero-dispersion single-mode fiber and its reversed dispersion fiber by minimizing the jitter caused by both collision and amplifier noise.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (11)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (73)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription