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The mutual information between a complex-valued channel input and its complex-valued output is decomposed into four parts based on polar coordinates: an amplitude term, a phase term, and two mixed terms. Numerical results for the additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel with various inputs show that, at high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), the amplitude(More)
Lower bounds on mutual information (MI) of long-haul optical fiber systems for hard-decision and soft-decision decoding are studied. Ready-to-use expressions to calculate the MI are presented. Extensive numerical simulations are used to quantify how changes in the optical transmitter, receiver, and channel affect the achievable transmission rates of the(More)
In coherent optical OFDM systems, the large peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) gives rise to signal impairments through the nonlinearity of modulator and fiber. We review the most prominent PAPR reduction techniques that have been proposed for mitigating the impairments with regard to their reduction capability, computational complexity and redundancy.(More)
The orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA)-based passive optical network (PON) is a potential candidate to meet the flexibility requirements for next-generation optical access networks. We propose an OFDMA-based PON with a transmission employing intensity modulation/direct detection in the downstream and a remodulation of a remotely seeded(More)
—We experimentally investigate mutual information and generalized mutual information for coherent optical transmission systems. The impact of the assumed channel distribution on the achievable rate is investigated for distributions in up to four dimensions. Single channel and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) transmission over transmission links with(More)
Different pulse shapes are presented as alternative to traditional (N)RZ pulses in communication systems using direct detection. The pulses are efficiently generated in the frequency domain using the discrete Fourier transform. The trade-off between spectral occupancy and eye opening is discussed and performance is evaluated by means of simulations.
One of the possible solutions is to use space division multiplexing in order to overcome the capacity crunch. Few mode fibers (FMF) have attracted a lot of attention in the recent years, however still a lot of research is required to enable transmission over FMF. One of the problems with the realization of FMF transmission is that these fibers have a modal(More)