Information-Theoretic Tools for Optical Communications Engineers [Invited]
Paper in proceedings, 2018

Fundamental information-theoretic concepts are explained for nonspecialists, with emphasis on their practical usAge. The notions of a 'FEC threshold' and a 'nonlinear Shannon limit' are critically reviewed, highlighting their limitations and possible alternatives.

Bit error rate

Channel capacity

FEC limit

Nonlinear Kerr effect

Achievable information rate

Forward error-correction coding

Block error rate

Generalized mutual information

FEC threshold

Fiber-optic communications

Author

Erik Agrell

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

M. Secondini

Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSUP)

31st Annual Conference of the IEEE Photonics Society, IPC 2018

8527126

31st Annual Conference of the IEEE Photonics Society, IPC 2018
Reston, USA,

Subject Categories

Philosophy

Information Studies

Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

DOI

10.1109/IPCon.2018.8527126

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