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Weighted finite impulse response filter for chromatic dispersion equalization in coherent optical fiber communication systems
Author(s): Ziyi Zeng; Aiying Yang; Peng Guo; Lihui Feng
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Paper Abstract

Time-domain CD equalization using finite impulse response (FIR) filter is now a common approach for coherent optical fiber communication systems. The complex weights of FIR taps are calculated from a truncated impulse response of the CD transfer function, and the modulus of the complex weights is constant. In our work, we take the limited bandwidth of a single channel signal into account and propose weighted FIRs to improve the performance of CD equalization. The key in weighted FIR filters is the selection and optimization of weighted functions. In order to present the performance of different types of weighted FIR filters, a square-root raised cosine FIR (SRRC-FIR) and a Gaussian FIR (GS-FIR) are investigated. The optimization of square-root raised cosine FIR and Gaussian FIR are made in term of the bit rate error (BER) of QPSK and 16QAM coherent detection signal. The results demonstrate that the optimized parameters of the weighted filters are independent of the modulation format, symbol rate and the length of transmission fiber. With the optimized weighted FIRs, the BER of CD equalization signal is decreased significantly. Although this paper has investigated two types of weighted FIR filters, i.e. SRRC-FIR filter and GS-FIR filter, the principle of weighted FIR can also be extended to other symmetric functions super Gaussian function, hyperbolic secant function and etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2018
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10617, 2017 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Devices and Optical Signal Processing, 106170U (10 January 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2300529
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Ziyi Zeng, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Aiying Yang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Peng Guo, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Lihui Feng, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10617:
2017 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Devices and Optical Signal Processing
Liquan Dong; Yi Dong; Jian Chen; Fabien Bretenaker, Editor(s)

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