A Novel Demodulation Scheme for a Memoryless Optical Interference Channel
Paper i proceeding, 2017
Matched filtering and sampling, which is known to be the optimal receiver for the linear additive white Gaussian noise channel, is in general suboptimal for a nonlinear medium. Nonetheless, it is commonly used in fiber-optical communication systems with nonlinear distortion. In this paper, a novel demodulation scheme is proposed for a two-user memoryless interference channel, with a type of nonlinear crosstalk that occurs in wavelength-multiplexed optical transmission. We show by simulations that by using this demodulation scheme, unlike matched filtering and sampling, the symbol error rate decreases to zero in the high-power regime.