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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 876–882

Four-dimensional optical multiband-OFDM for beyond 1.4 Tb/s serial optical transmission

Ivan Djordjevic, Hussam G. Batshon, Lei Xu, and Ting Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 876-882 (2011)

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We propose a four-dimensional (4D) coded multiband-OFDM scheme suitable for beyond 1.4 Tb/s serial optical transport. The proposed scheme organizes the N-dimensional (ND) signal constellation points in the form of signal matrix; employs 2D-inverse FFT and 2D-FFT to perform modulation and demodulation, respectively; and exploits both orthogonal polarizations. This scheme can fully exploit advantages of OFDM to deal with chromatic dispersion, PMD and PDL effects; and multidimensional signal constellations to improve OSNR sensitivity of conventional optical OFDM. The improvement of 4D-OFDM over corresponding polarization-multiplexed QAM (with the same number of constellation points) ranges from 1.79 dB for 16 signal constellation point-four-dimensional-OFDM (16-4D-OFDM) up to 4.53 dB for 128-4D-OFDM.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 24, 2010
Published: January 6, 2011

Ivan Djordjevic, Hussam G. Batshon, Lei Xu, and Ting Wang, "Four-dimensional optical multiband-OFDM for beyond 1.4 Tb/s serial optical transmission," Opt. Express 19, 876-882 (2011)

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