Optimising transmission capacity: long distance and terrestrial applications

N.J. Doran, W. Forysiak, F.M. Knox, N.J. Smith, I. Bennion

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This paper identifies the important limiting processes in transmission capacity for amplified soliton systems. Some novel control techniques are described for optimizing this capacity. In particular, dispersion compensation and phase conjugation are identified as offering good control of jitter without the need for many new components in the system. An advanced average soliton model is described and demonstrated to permit large amplifier spacing. The potential for solitons in high-dispersion land-based systems is discussed and results are presented showing 10 Gbit s$^{-1}$ transmission over 1000 km with significant amplifier spacing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-694
Number of pages16
JournalPhilosophical Transactions A
Issue number1708
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • amplified soliton systems
  • dispersion compensation
  • phase conjugation
  • jitter
  • high-dispersion land-based systems


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