State-Complexity Reduction in MLSD Receivers for Direct-Detection Optical Communications

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

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Franceschini, Michele; Ferrari, Gianluigi; Raheli, Riccardo (University of Parma)
Meli, Fausto; Castoldi, Andrea (Cisco Photonics, Monza, Italy)

We investigate the impact of state complexity reduction techniques on the performance of MLSD-based EDC. Our results show that simple state reduction techniques guarantee a good trade-off between complexity and robustness against uncompensated chromatic dispersion.