TR2018-145

Information-Theoretic Metrics in Coherent Optical Communications and their Applications


    •  Alvarado, A., Lei, Y., Millar, D.S., "Information-Theoretic Metrics in Coherent Optical Communications and their Applications", European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), September 2018.
      BibTeX TR2018-145 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Alvarado2018sep,
      • author = {Alvarado, Alex and Lei, Yi and Millar, David S.},
      • title = {Information-Theoretic Metrics in Coherent Optical Communications and their Applications},
      • booktitle = {European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC)},
      • year = 2018,
      • month = sep,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2018-145}
      • }
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    Communications, Signal Processing

We study the combination of high-order modulation formats and hard-decision FEC from an achievable information rate point of view. It is shown that at high SNRs, the relative rate loss with respect to capacity is approximately constant for the same FEC overhead.