Interleavers and BCH codes for coherent DQPSK systems with laser phase noise


The relatively high phase noise of coherent optical systems poses unique challenges for forward error correction (FEC). In this letter, we propose a novel semianalytical method for selecting combinations of interleaver lengths and binary Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem (BCH) codes that meet a target post-FEC bit error rate (BER). Our method requires only short pre-FEC simulations, based on which we design interleavers and codes analytically. It is applicable to pre-FEC BER ∼10-3, and any post-FEC BER. In addition, we show that there is a tradeoff between code overhead and interleaver delay. Finally, for a target of 10-5, numerical simulations show that interleaver-code combinations selected using our method have post-FEC BER around 2× target. The target BER is achieved with 0.1 dB extra signal-to-noise ratio.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: block codes,communication systems,error correction codes,optical fiber communications,phase noise,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Publication ISSN: 1941-0174
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2023 09:51
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2015 12:20
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2015-04-01
Published Online Date: 2014-12-23
Authors: Leong, Miu Yoong
Larsen, Knud J.
Jacobsen, Gunnar
Popov, Sergei
Zibar, Darko
Sergeyev, Sergey (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-1515-5019)



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