Equalizer Complexity for 6-LP Mode 112 Gbit/s m-ary DP-QAM Space Division Multiplexed Transmission in Strongly Coupled Few-Mode-Fibers

Rameez Asif, Feihong Ye, Toshio Morioka

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We have quantified equalizer complexity for transmitting dual-polarized 6-LP modes (LP01, LP11a, LP11b, LP21a, LP21b and LP02) of 112 Gbit/s m-ary QAM (m=4, 16, 32, 64, 256) single carrier signals over 20 km step-index few-mode fiber. The transmitted signals are strongly coupled and recovered using 12×12 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) adaptive digital signal processing (DSP). Time domain equalization (TDE) is realized to implement the linear adaptive MIMO module that is implemented in blind mode using conventional constant-modulusalgorithm (CMA) for finite impulse response (FIR) adaptive filter continuous update. Moreover, the benefit of employing harddecision (HD) and soft-decision (SD) FEC for higher order QAM variants are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2015 European Conference on Networks and Communications
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications 2015 - Paris, France
Duration: 29 Jun 20152 Jul 2015


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications 2015

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