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Performance Prediction of Nonbinary Forward Error Correction in Optical Transmission Experiments

Schmalen, L; Alvarado, A; Rios-Muller, R; (2017) Performance Prediction of Nonbinary Forward Error Correction in Optical Transmission Experiments. Journal of Lightwave Technology , 35 (4) pp. 1015-1027. 10.1109/JLT.2016.2609932. Green open access

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Abstract

In this paper, we compare different metrics to predict the error rate of optical systems based on nonbinary forward error correction (FEC). It is shown that an accurate metric to predict the performance of coded modulation based on nonbinary FEC is the mutual information. The accuracy of the prediction is verified in a detailed example with multiple constellation formats and FEC overheads, in both simulations and optical transmission experiments over a recirculating loop. It is shown that the employed FEC codes must be universal if performance prediction based on thresholds is used. A tutorial introduction into the computation of the thresholds from optical transmission measurements is also given.

Type: Article
Title: Performance Prediction of Nonbinary Forward Error Correction in Optical Transmission Experiments
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2016.2609932
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2016.2609932
Additional information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. For more information, see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1568302
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