Polarization-Multiplexed Multilevel LDPC-Coded Modulation for Optical Communication Systems

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Minkov, Lyubomir L.; Djordjevic, Ivan B. (University of Arizona, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1230 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, USA)
Xu, Lei; Wang, Ting (NEC Laboratories America, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA)

Polarization-multiplexed coded-modulation, with joint coherent MAP detection and soft-iterative decoding, which considers independent symbols transmitted over both polarizations as a super-symbol is proposed. Penalty of only 1.5 dB at 20 Gb/s for DGD of 100 ps is reported.