Statistics of interacting optical solitons


We examine statistics of two interacting optical solitons and describe timing jitter caused by spontaneous emission noise and enhanced by pulse interaction. Dynamics of phase difference is shown to be of crucial importance in determining the probability distribution function (PDF) of the distance between solitons. We find analytically the non-Gaussian tail of the PDF to be exponential. The propagation distance that corresponds to a given bit-error rate is described as a function of system parameters (filtering and noise level), initial distance, and initial phase difference between solitons. We find the interval of parameters where a larger propagation distance can be achieved for higher density of information.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
Aston University (General)
Additional Information: ©2001 American Physical Society. Statistics of interacting optical solitons. G. E. Falkovich, M. G. Stepanov, and S. K. Turitsyn. Phys. Rev. E 64, 067602 – Published 26 November 2001
Uncontrolled Keywords: Statistical and Nonlinear Physics,Statistics and Probability,Condensed Matter Physics
Publication ISSN: 1550-2376
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Published Date: 2001-11-26
Submitted Date: 2001-04-03
Authors: Falkovich, G. E.
Stepanov, M. G.
Turitsyn, S. K. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-0101-3834)



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