A covariance matrix method to compute bit error rates in a highly nonlinear dispersion-managed soliton system

Ronald Holzlöhner*, Curtis R. Menyuk, William L. Kath, Vladimir S. Grigoryan

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Abstract

We completely describe the covariance matrix method for the first time, and we use it to compute the noise evolution in a 10-Gb/s single-channel dispersion-managed soliton system propagating over 24,000 km. The linearization assumption upon which the covariance matrix method is based breaks down, unless we explicitly separate the phase and timing jitter of each pulse from the noise. We describe a procedure for carrying out this separation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)688-690
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2003

Keywords

  • Amplifier noise
  • Linear approximation
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Optical Kerr effect
  • Optical fiber communication
  • Phase jitter
  • Receivers
  • Spectral analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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