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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 28963–28968

The robustness of subcarrier-index modulation in 16-QAM CO-OFDM system with 1024-point FFT

Omar H. A. Jan, David Sandel, Kidsanapong Puntsri, Ali Al-Bermani, Mohamed El-Darawy, and Reinhold Noé  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 28963-28968 (2012)

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We present in numerical simulations the robustness of subcarrier index modulation (SIM) OFDM to combat laser phase noise. The ability of using DFB lasers with SIM-OFDM in 16-QAM CO-OFDM system with 1024-point FFT has been verified. Although SIM-OFDM has lower spectral efficiency compared to the conventional CO-OFDM system, it is a good candidate for 16-QAM CO-OFDM system with 1024-point FFT which uses a DFB laser of 1 MHz linewidth. In addition, we show the tolerance of SIM-OFDM for mitigation of fiber nonlinearities in long-haul CO-OFDM system. The simulation results show a significant penalty reduction, essentially that due to SPM.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Transmission Systems and Network Elements

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2012
Published: December 13, 2012

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

Omar H. A. Jan, David Sandel, Kidsanapong Puntsri, Ali Al-Bermani, Mohamed El-Darawy, and Reinhold Noé, "The robustness of subcarrier-index modulation in 16-QAM CO-OFDM system with 1024-point FFT," Opt. Express 20, 28963-28968 (2012)

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