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The maximum bit rates of soliton communication systems with lumped amplifiers and filters in different distances

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3 Author(s)
Sien Chi ; Inst. of Electr.-Opt. Eng., Nat. Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan ; Jeng-Cherng Dung ; Senfar Wen

The maximum bit rate of a soliton communication system with lumped amplifiers and optical filters is considered. When the dispersion of the fiber varies from one amplifier spacing to another amplifier spacing, the maximum bit rate is significantly reduced. To overcome the effect, the amplitude of the soliton is amplified so that it is still the average soliton corresponding to the fiber dispersion for an amplifier spacing. Thus, the maximum bit rate is only slightly less than that without the dispersion variations. For a given distance, the maximum bit rate limited by the stability and soliton interaction is obtained. The result is compared with that limited by the Gordon-Haus effect. For shorter transmission distance, the maximum bit rate is limited by the stability and soliton interaction. For longer transmission distance, the maximum bit rate is limited by the Gordon-Haus effect

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Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 6 )