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

Gray, Ashley, Huang, Zhijian, Khrushchev, Igor and Bennion, Ian (2004). Evolution of timing jitter in nonlinearly-guided, dispersion managed transmission systems. IN: ECOC 2004 : 30th European conference on optical communication. UNSPECIFIED.


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.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Event Title: 30th European Conference on Optical Communication
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2004-09-05 - 2004-09-09
Uncontrolled Keywords: timing jitter,high-speed,long-haul data transmission system,accumulated spontaneous emission,inter-symbol interference,electrostriction,non-linear filtering,nonlinear optical loop mirror
Published Date: 2004-09
Authors: Gray, Ashley
Huang, Zhijian
Khrushchev, Igor
Bennion, Ian


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