6 August 1998 Limitations on the design of high-bit-rate soliton communication systems
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Proceedings Volume 3552, Fiber Optic Components and Optical Communication II; (1998); doi: 10.1117/12.318052
Event: Photonics China '98, 1998, Beijing, China
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.
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Mario F. S. Ferreira, Atilio M. S. Gameiro, "Limitations on the design of high-bit-rate soliton communication systems", Proc. SPIE 3552, Fiber Optic Components and Optical Communication II, (6 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.318052; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.318052
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Solitons

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Fiber amplifiers

Telecommunications

Dispersion

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Optical proximity correction

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