Maurizio Magarini

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The use of trellis-coded modulation (TCM) in combination with an outer block code is considered for next-generation 100-Gb/s optical transmission systems. Two block codes are employed as an outer code: a 16 times interleaved byte-oriented (255,239) Reed Solomon (RS) code and a code consisting of two interleaved extended three-error correcting Bose Chaudhuri(More)
We discuss the generation, wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) long-haul transmission, and coherent detection of 112-Gb/s polarization-division-multiplexed (PDM) 16-ary quadrature amplitude modulation (16-QAM) at a line rate of 14 Gbaud and spectral efficiencies beyond 4 b/s/Hz. We describe the (off-line) digital signal processing and blind filter(More)
Numerical upper and lower bounds to the information rate transferred through the additive white Gaussian noise channel affected by discrete-time multiplicative autoregressive moving-average (ARMA) phase noise are proposed in the paper. The state space of the ARMA model being multidimensional, the problem cannot be approached by the conventional(More)
Coding for the phase noise channel is investigated in the paper. Specifically, Wiener's phase noise, which induces memory in the channel, is considered. A general coding principle for channels with memory is the interleaving of two or more codes. The interleaved codes are decoded in sequence, using past decisions to help future decoding. The paper proposes(More)
Starting from the definition of mutual information, one promptly realizes that the probabilities inferred by Bayesian tracking can be used to compute the Shannon information between the state and the measurement of a dynamic system. In the Gaussian and linear case, the information rate can be evaluated from the probabilities computed by the Kalman filter.(More)
The hybrid decision feedback equalizer (DFE) is a combined time-frequency domain implementation of the conventional time-domain DFE that is able to provide a good trade-off between performance and computational complexity in single carrier transmission over severely frequency-selective channels. In the hybrid DFE the implementation of the feedforward filter(More)
A new lower bound below the information rate transferred through the Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN) channel affected by discrete-time multiplicative Wiener's phase noise is proposed in the paper. The proposed lower bound is based on the Kalman approach to data-aided carrier phase recovery, and is less computationally demanding than known methods based(More)