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Subset-Optimized Polarization-Multiplexed PSK for Fiber-Optic Communications

By Martin E Sj\uf6din, Erik Agrell and Magnus Karlsson


A more power-efficient modulation format than polarization-multiplexed quadrature phase-shift keying (PM-QPSK) can be obtained by optimizing the amplitude ratio between symbols with odd and even parity in the PM-QPSK constellation. The optimal amplitude ratio approaches the golden ratio at high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), yielding a 0.44 dB increase in asymptotic power efficiency compared to PM-QPSK. Union bound expressions are derived for the bit and symbol error rate of the new format, which together with Monte Carlo simulations give the power efficiency at both low and high SNR. A similar optimization performed on PM-8PSK gains 1.25 dB

Topics: Nano Technology, Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering, Polarization-multiplexing, four-dimensional modulation, power-efficiency, quadrature phase-shift keying
Publisher: 'Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)'
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1109/lcomm.2013.030413.122871
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Provided by: Chalmers Research
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