Interplay of bit rate, linewidth, bandwidth, and reach on optical DMT and PAM with IMDD

Authors: Yekani, AminRusch, Leslie
Abstract: We theoretically compare the performance of optical discrete multi-tone (DMT) and pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) using intensity modulated, direct detection (IMDD). PAM is a lower cost, lower complexity solution than DMT, however it is more vulnerable to chromatic dispersion on the C band. We compare DMT and PAM taking into consideration the interplay of laser linewidth, fiber length, transmission rate, and channel bandwidth. We use a semi-analytical model to examine bit error rates. We study how system parameters shift the performance advantages between DMT and PAM. Our model can also be used to find the best hardware solution and frequency band for a target modulation format and bit error rate.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 14 January 2019
Open Access Date: 25 January 2019
Document version: AM
This document was published in: IEEE Transactions on Communications, (2019)
IEEE Communications Society
Alternative version: 10.1109/TCOMM.2019.2892756
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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