Information capacity of optical fiber channels with zero average dispersion

K.S. Turitsyn, S.A. Derevyanko, I.V. Yurkevich, S.K. Turitsyn

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We study the statistics of optical data transmission in a noisy nonlinear fiber channel with a weak dispersion management and zero average dispersion. Applying analytical expressions for the output probability density functions both for a nonlinear channel and for a linear channel with additive and multiplicative noise we calculate in a closed form a lower bound estimate on the Shannon capacity for an arbitrary signal-to-noise ratio.
Original languageEnglish
Article number203091
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number20
Early online date13 Nov 2003
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2003

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©2003 American Physical Society


  • optical data transmission
  • nonlinear fiber channel
  • noise
  • Shannon's channel capacity


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