Efficient BER Estimation for Electrical QAM Signal in Radio-Over-Fiber Transmission

@article{Louchet2008EfficientBE,
  title={Efficient BER Estimation for Electrical QAM Signal in Radio-Over-Fiber Transmission},
  author={Hadrien Louchet and Konstantin S. Kuzmin and Andre. Richter},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Technology Letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={20},
  pages={144-146}
}
We present a novel bit-error-rate estimation method for electrical subcarrier multiplexed signals using quadrature amplitude modulation. This method accounts for noise and intermodulation distortions occurring in fiber-based transmissions and thus provides a quick and reliable alternative to Monte Carlo simulations to assess the performance of radio-over-fiber transmission with numerical simulation.