Experimental Demonstration of Nonbinary LDPC Convolutional Codes for DP-64QAM/256QAM

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Koike-Akino, Toshiaki; Millar, David S.; Pajovic, Milutin; Kojima, Keisuke; Parsons, Kieran (Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Cambridge, MA 02139, USA)
Sugihara, Kenya; Matsumoto, Wataru (Information Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Ofuna, Kanagawa 247-8501, Japan)
Alvarado, Alex; Maher, Robert; Lavery, Domanic; Paskov, Milen; Thomsen, Benn C.; Bayvel, Polina (Optical Networks Group, University College London (UCL), Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE, UK)
Savory, Seb J. (University of Cambridge, Dept. of Engineering, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, UK)

We show the great potential of nonbinary LDPC convolutional codes (NB-LDPC-CC) with low-latency windowed decoding. It is experimentally demonstrated that NB-LDPC-CC can offer a performance improvement of up to 5 dB compared with binary coding.