Coded Modulation for Fiber-Optic Networks
Journal article, 2014

In this tutorial, we study the joint design of forward error correction and modulation for fiber-optic communications. To this end, we use an information-theoretic design framework to investigate coded modulation (CM) techniques for standard additive white Gaussian noise channels and fiber-optic channels. This design guideline helps us to provide a comprehensive overview of the CM schemes in the literature. Then, by invoking recent advances in optical channel modeling for non-dispersion-managed links, we discuss two- and four-dimensional CM schemes. Moreover, we discuss the electronic computational complexity and hardware constraints of CM schemes for optical communications. Finally, we address CM schemes with signal shaping and rate-adaptation capabilities to accommodate the data transmission scheme to optical links with different signal qualities.

Author

Lotfollah Beygi

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Erik Agrell

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

J. M. Kahn

Magnus Karlsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

IEEE Signal Processing Magazine

1053-5888 (ISSN)

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Signal Processing

DOI

10.1109/MSP.2013.2290805

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3/29/2018