On the Design of Capacity-Approaching Unit-Memory Spatially Coupled LDPC Codes for Optical Communications

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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Schmalen, Laurent; Suikat, Detlef; Aref, Vahid; Roesener, Detlef (Nokia Bell Labs, Lorenzstr. 10, 70435 Stuttgart, Germany)

We consider unit-memory spatially coupled LDPC codes for optical communications. We analyze the region of wave-like convergence using an FPGA-based windowed decoding emulator. We show that the post-FEC errors occur in long bursts and highlight some design guidelines.