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Capacity-approaching transmission based on GMI-optimized modulation formats
Author(s): Shaoliang Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Different approaches to design modulation formats have been reviewed to improve granularity and receiver sensitivity. Set-partitioning (SP) quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) is found to be better than time-hybrid QAM at the same spectral efficiency. Multi-dimensional QAM optimized by pairwise optimization can outperform SP-QAM by ~ 0.5 dB. The results also suggest that modulation formats have to be designed at a reasonable system margin rather than comparing forward error correction (FEC) limit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10130, Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems VI, 101300L (28 January 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2252950
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Shaoliang Zhang, NEC Labs. America, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10130:
Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems VI
Guifang Li; Xiang Zhou, Editor(s)

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