Rate-Adaptive Coded Modulation for Fiber-Optic Communications
Journal article, 2014

Rate-adaptive optical transceivers can play an important role in exploiting the available resources in dynamic optical networks, in which different links yield different signal qualities. We study rate-adaptive joint coding and modulation, often called coded modulation (CM), addressing non-dispersion-managed (non-DM) links, exploiting recent advances in channel modeling of these links. We introduce a four-dimensional CM scheme, which shows a better tradeoff between digital signal processing complexity and transparent reach than existing methods. We construct a rate-adaptive CM scheme combining a single low-density parity-check code with a family of three signal constellations and using probabilistic signal shaping. We evaluate the performance of the proposed CM scheme for single-channel transmission through long-haul non-DM fiber-optic systems with electronic chromatic-dispersion compensation. The numerical results demonstrate improvement of spectral efficiency over a wide range of transparent reaches, an improvement over 1 dB compared to existing methods.

Author

Lotfollah Beygi

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Communication Systems

Erik Agrell

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Communication Systems

J. M. Kahn

Stanford University

Magnus Karlsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Journal of Lightwave Technology

0733-8724 (ISSN)

Vol. 32 2 333-343 6634233

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

Communication Systems

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/JLT.2013.2285672

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3/29/2018