Power pre-emphasis for suppression of FWM in coherent optical OFDM transmission

Le, Thai Son, Blow, Keith and Turitsyn, Sergei (2014). Power pre-emphasis for suppression of FWM in coherent optical OFDM transmission. Optics Express, 22 (6), pp. 7238-7248.


Four-wave-mixing (FWM) due to the fiber nonlinearity is a major limiting factor in coherent optical OFDM transmission. We propose to apply power pre-emphasis, i.e. to allocate the transmitted power nonuniformly among subcarriers in order to suppress the FWM impairment. The proposed technique was numerically investigated for both single channel 15.6 Gbs CO-OFDM transmissions and 7-channel WDM transmissions, showing that up to 1 dB improvement in the system's Qfactor can be achieved without considering sophisticated power loading algorithms developed for wireless communications.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.007238
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Adaptive communications networks research group
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: OFDM coherent
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Published Date: 2014-03-24
Authors: Le, Thai Son ( 0000-0002-3824-9456)
Blow, Keith ( 0000-0002-7859-3438)
Turitsyn, Sergei ( 0000-0003-0101-3834)



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