Error correcting coding for OTN

Jørn Justesen, Knud J. Larsen, Lars A. Pedersen

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Forward error correction codes for 100 Gb/s optical transmission are currently receiving much attention from transport network operators and technology providers. We discuss the performance of hard decision decoding using product type codes that cover a single OTN frame or a small number of such frames. In particular we argue that a three-error correcting BCH is the best choice for the component code in such systems.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Communications Magazine
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)70-75
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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