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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 7 — Apr. 2, 2007
  • pp: 3692–3701

PMD compensation in fiber-optic communication systems with direct detection using LDPC-coded OFDM

Ivan B. Djordjevic  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 3692-3701 (2007)

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The possibility of polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) compensation in fiber-optic communication systems with direct detection using a simple channel estimation technique and low-density parity-check (LDPC)-coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is demonstrated. It is shown that even for differential group delay (DGD) of 4/BW (BW is the OFDM signal bandwidth), the degradation due to the first-order PMD can be completely compensated for. Two classes of LDPC codes designed based on two different combinatorial objects (difference systems and product of combinatorial designs) suitable for use in PMD compensation are introduced.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2007
Published: April 2, 2007

Ivan B. Djordjevic, "PMD compensation in fiber-optic communication systems with direct detection using LDPC-coded OFDM," Opt. Express 15, 3692-3701 (2007)

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