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WDM coding for high-speed lightwave systems
Author(s): Ming-Seng Kao; Shou-Kuo Shao
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Paper Abstract

We propose an interchannel parallel coding scheme in the wavelength domain -- the WDM coding system. The system differs from usual serial coding systems and provides many advantages. First, data channels are completely unaltered in the coding process, rendering it very suitable for practical lightwave systems with standard bit rate. Secondly, parallel encoding/decoding are simpler than those of serial coding systems, being easier to be implemented in high-speed optical systems. Thirdly, comparing to serial coding, WDM coding is able to reduce heavily the number of encoding/decoding pairs: an example Hamming coded WDM system reduces the number from 12 X 11 equals 132 to 1 at the line rate of STS-12. Fourthly, WDM coding system could offer infinite coding gain in dispersion-limited lightwave systems. Finally, WDM coding system could correct single channel burst error.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2024, Multigigabit Fiber Communication Systems, (1 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161325
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Ming-Seng Kao, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Shou-Kuo Shao, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2024:
Multigigabit Fiber Communication Systems
Leonid G. Kazovsky; Karen Liu, Editor(s)

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