Filter Implementation for Power-Efficient Chromatic Dispersion Compensation
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018
Chromatic dispersion (CD) compensation in coherent fiber-optic systems represents a very significant DSP block in terms of power dissipation. Since spectrally efficient coherent systems are expected to find a wider deployment in systems shorter than long haul, it becomes relevant to investigate filter implementation aspects of CD compensation in the context of systems with low-to-moderate amounts of accumulated dispersion. The investigation we perform in this paper has an emphasis on implementation aspects such as power dissipation and area usage, it deals with both time-domain and frequency-domain CD compensations, and it considers both A/D-conversion quantization and fixed-point filter design aspects. To enable an accurate analysis on power dissipation and chip area, the evaluated filters are implemented in a 28-nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) process technology. We show that an optimization of the filter response that takes pulse shaping into account can significantly reduce power dissipation and area usage of time-domain implementations, making them a viable alternative to frequency-domain implementations.
Optical fiber communication
digital signal processing
application specific integrated circuits