Gordon-Haus timing jitter reduction in dispersion-managed soliton communications

J. Nathan Kutz, Ping Kong Alexander Wai

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)


An analytic theory is presented which demonstrates that the noise induced Gordon-Haus timing jitter in arbitrary dispersion-managed transmission systems is reduced by the power-enhancement factor required to support a dispersion-managed solitons provided the path-average soliton period is much greater than the dispersion-map period. The analysis further predicts the behavior of the amplitude, width, and quadratic chirp fluctuations due to the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) noise.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)702-704
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1998


  • ASE noise
  • Dispersion-management
  • Optical fiber communications
  • Solitons
  • Timing jitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


Dive into the research topics of 'Gordon-Haus timing jitter reduction in dispersion-managed soliton communications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this