Analytical and numerical studies of quantization effects in coherent optical OFDM transmission with 100Gbit/s and beyond

Conference: Photonische Netze - 13. ITG-Fachtagung
05/07/2012 - 05/08/2012 at Leipzig, Germany

Proceedings: Photonische Netze

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Bernhard, Michael; Rörich, David; Handte, Thomas; Speidel, Joachim (Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Nachrichtenübertragung)

For the implementation of real-time optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (O-OFDM) systems at data rates of 100 Gbit/s and beyond, quantization effects due to the limited resolutions of digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and analog-to-digital converter (ADC) play an important role. We study these effects both analytically and by simulation and present methods to mitigate their impact on signal quality and channel estimation.