Blind Equalization in Optical Communications Using Independent Component Analysis
Journal article, 2013
We propose a multi-tap independent component analysis (ICA) scheme for blind equalization and phase recovery in coherent optical communication systems. The proposed algorithm is described and evaluated in the cases of QPSK and 16-QAM transmission. Comparison with CMA equalization shows similar performance in the case of QPSK and an advantage for the ICA equalizer in the case of 16-QAM. The equalization scheme was evaluated in a multi-span optical communications system impaired by both polarization mode dispersion (PMD) and polarization dependent loss (PDL).
optical fiber communication
independent component analysis (ICA)