Nonlinear Blind Equalization for 16-QAM Coherent Optical OFDM using Support Vector Machines

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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Giacoumidis, Elias; Eggleton, Benjamin J. (Centre of Ultra High Bandwidth for Optical Systems (CUDOS) and Institute of Photonics Systems Optical Science (IPOS), University of Sydney, Physics Road, NSW 2006, Sydney, Australia)
Mhatli, S. (SERCOM-Lab, EPT Université de Carthage, La Marsa, Tunis 2078, Tunisia)
Le, Son T.; McCarthy, Mary E.; Ellis, Andrew D. (Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT), Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK)
Aldaya, Ivan (Physics Institute, State University of Campinas, 777, Campinas, Brazil)

A novel blind nonlinear equalizer (BNLE) based on support vector machines is experimentally demonstrated for ~41-Gb/s 16-QAM CO-OFDM at 2000 km. For 2 dBm launched optical power, BNLE reduces the fiber nonlinearity penalty by ~1 dB compared to Volterra-based NLE.