Performance of MLSE in Optical Communication Systems

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Kupfer, Theo; Langenbach, Stefan; Stojanovic, Nebojsa; Gehrke, Soeren; Whiteaway, James (CoreOptics GmbH, Nuernberg, Germany)

We show the improvements maximum likelihood sequence estimation (MLSE) brings for different transmission impairments in optical transmission systems. We consider MLSEs with 4 states and 16 states and show the impact of other parameter choices.