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Experimental assessment of 10 Gbit/s SSB OFDM IM-DD systems performance employing raised-cosine based symbol precoding

Cruz, P. E. D. ; Alves , T. M. F. ; Cartaxo, A.

Journal of Lightwave Technology Vol. 32, Nº 8, pp. 1631 - 1638, April, 2014.

ISSN (print): 0733-8724
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Scimago Journal Ranking: 1,74 (in 2014)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/JLT.2014.2309494

The performance improvement of 10 Gbit/s singlesideband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing intensitymodulated direct-detection systems achieved by reducing the signal peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) with a symbol precoding technique based on the raised-cosine pulse, without and with bandwidth expansion, is evaluated experimentally. The impact of pre-emphasis (PE), necessary to mitigate the setup frequency limitations, on the PAPR reduction achieved by symbol precoding is investigated. At the input of the optical modulator, PAPR reductions of 3 dB with PE and without PE are achieved using the precoding technique without band excess; with precoding with band excess of 25%, PAPR reductions of 4 dB with PE and 4.5 dB without PE are obtained. Due to precoding, a bit error ratio (BER) improvement of almost two orders of magnitude is shown along 150 km standard single mode fiber transmission, for BERs around 10^-4. In addition, it is also shown that precoding enables similar BER improvement with 75 km fiber propagation when nonlinear fiber effects are moderate.