A novel scheme for postnonlinearity compensation is proposed to reduce the phase jitter in phase-shift keying transmission. A phase modulator is used to modulate the phase of the data pulses in front of the receiver. The magnitude of the phase modulation is proportional to the detected pulse intensity, and the sign is opposite to that of the nonlinear phase shift caused by self-phase modulation. Thus, the nonlinear phase noise induced by amplitude fluctuation and self-phase modulation is partially compensated for. We show by numerical simulations that a differential phase-shift keying dispersion-managed soliton system at 10 Gbits/s with such postnonlinearity compensation can provide greater than 3 dB of improvement in ultralong-haul dense wavelength-division multiplexing transmissions.
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