Evolution of timing jitter in nonlinearly-guided, dispersion managed transmission systems

Ashley Gray, Zhijian Huang, Igor Khrushchev, Ian Bennion

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    Timing jitter is a major factor limiting the performance of any high-speed, long-haul data transmission system. It arises from a number of reasons, such as interaction with accumulated spontaneous emission, inter-symbol interference (ISI), electrostriction etc. Some effects causing timing jitter can be reduced by means of non-linear filtering, using, for example, a nonlinear optical loop mirror (NOLM) [1]. The NOLM has been shown to reduce the timing jitter by suppressing the ASE and by stabilising the pulse duration [2, 3]. In this paper, we investigate the dynamics of timing jitter in a 2R regenerated system, nonlinearly guided by NOLMs at bit rates of 10, 20, 40, and 80- Gbit/s. Transmission performance of an equivalent non-regenerated (generic) system is taken as a reference.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationECOC 2004 : 30th European conference on optical communication
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2004
    Event30th European Conference on Optical Communication - Stockholm , Sweden
    Duration: 5 Sept 20049 Sept 2004


    Conference30th European Conference on Optical Communication
    Abbreviated titleECOC 2004


    • timing jitter
    • high-speed
    • long-haul data transmission system
    • accumulated spontaneous emission
    • inter-symbol interference
    • electrostriction
    • non-linear filtering
    • nonlinear optical loop mirror


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