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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23728–23734

Staged demodulation and decoding

Luca Barletta, Maurizio Magarini, and Arnaldo Spalvieri  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23728-23734 (2012)

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Coding for the phase noise channel is investigated in the paper. Specifically, Wiener’s phase noise, which induces memory in the channel, is considered. A general coding principle for channels with memory is the interleaving of two or more codes. The interleaved codes are decoded in sequence, using past decisions to help future decoding. The paper proposes a method based on this principle, and shows its benefits through numerical results obtained by computer simulation. Analysis of the channel capacity given by the proposed method is also worked out in the paper.

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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:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2012
Published: October 1, 2012

Luca Barletta, Maurizio Magarini, and Arnaldo Spalvieri, "Staged demodulation and decoding," Opt. Express 20, 23728-23734 (2012)

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