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.

chromatic dispersion

digital signal processing

application specific integrated circuits

Optical fiber communication


Christoffer Fougstedt

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Datorteknik

Alireza Sheikh

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

Pontus Johannisson

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Per Larsson-Edefors

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Datorteknik

IEEE Photonics Journal

19430655 (ISSN)

Vol. 10 4 7202919

Energieffektiv optisk fiberkommunikation

Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse (KAW2013.0021), 2014-07-01 -- 2019-06-30.


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