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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B799–B804

Multilevel pulse-position modulation for optical power-efficient communication

Magnus Karlsson and Erik Agrell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B799-B804 (2011)

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A family of modulation formats is derived by combining pulse-position modulation (PPM) with multilevel dual-polarization signal constellations. With 16-PPM, gains of up to 5.4 dB are obtained over dual-polarization QPSK, at the cost of reduced spectral efficiency.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Transmission Systems and Network Elements

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2011
Published: December 6, 2011

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

Magnus Karlsson and Erik Agrell, "Multilevel pulse-position modulation for optical power-efficient communication," Opt. Express 19, B799-B804 (2011)

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