5 and 7 bit/symbol 4D Modulation Formats Based on 2A8PSK

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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Kojima, Keisuke; Koike-Akino, Toshiaki; Millar, David S.; Parsons, Kieran; Arlunno, Valeria (Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Cambridge, MA 02139, USA)
Yoshida, Tsuyoshi (Information Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Ofuna, Kanagawa 247-8501, Japan)

We propose 5 and 7 bit/symbol 4D modulation formats based on 2A8PSK, which outperform previously known modulation formats for each spectral efficiency. Combined with the recently reported 6 bit/symbol 2A8PSK, the 2A8PSK family covers 5–7 bits without significant hardware modifications.