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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 841–859

Coherent optical OFDM: theory and design

W. Shieh, H. Bao, and Y. Tang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 841-859 (2008)

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Coherent optical OFDM (CO-OFDM) has recently been proposed and the proof-of-concept transmission experiments have shown its extreme robustness against chromatic dispersion and polarization mode dispersion. In this paper, we first review the theoretical fundamentals for CO-OFDM and its channel model in a 2×2 MIMO-OFDM representation. We then present various design choices for CO-OFDM systems and perform the nonlinearity analysis for RF-to-optical up-converter. We also show the receiver-based digital signal processing to mitigate self-phase-modulation (SPM) and Gordon-Mollenauer phase noise, which is equivalent to the mid-span phase conjugation.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation

ToC Category:
Coherent Systems

Original Manuscript: August 20, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2007
Published: January 9, 2008

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W. Shieh, H. Bao, and Y. Tang, "Coherent optical OFDM: theory and design," Opt. Express 16, 841-859 (2008)

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