Application of parallel forward-error correction in two-dimensional optical-data links

@inproceedings{Faucher2003ApplicationOP,
  title={Application of parallel forward-error correction in two-dimensional optical-data links},
  author={Julien Faucher and Michael B. Venditti and David V. Plant},
  year={2003}
}
We propose the use of on-chip parallel forward-error correction (FEC) to improve the performance of two-dimensional (2-D) optical-data links (2-D-ODLs). Using an optical system model that describes a 2-D-ODL, we show the merits of using the Golay code as an FEC scheme to enable the reliable operation of 2-D-ODLs in the presence of erasures [e.g., a dead laser or photodetector, a dark fiber, an alignment problem, or a fault on the application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)]. In addition, we… CONTINUE READING