Multiple-subcarrier optical communication systems with subcarrier signal-point sequence

Shota Teramoto, Tomoaki Ohtsuki

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We propose a multiple-subcarrier (MS) optical communication system with subcarrier signal-point sequence (SSPS). We use the SSPSs having a large minimum value and large Euclidean distances, so that the required dc bias is minimized and the error-rate performance is improved. Note that in the proposed system, the signal points having the larger minimum value are selected, while the signal points having a lower peak-to-mean-envelope-power ratio (PMEPR) are selected in orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. Therefore, the SSPSs good for OFDM with phase shifting by π rad are not necessarily effective for MS optical communication systems. The main contributions of our paper are: 1) we derive transmit sequences having a large minimum value and large Euclidean distances by using 8-phase-shift keying and (8+1)-amplitude phase-shift keying; and 2} since designing optimal sequences would be prohibitively complex, we introduce a reasonable procedure for suboptimal sequence design, obtaining good results. We show that the normalized power requirements and normalized bandwidth requirements of the MS systems with SSPS are smaller than those of the conventional MS systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1738-1743
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct


  • (8+1)-amplitude phase-shift keying (APSK)
  • Dc bias
  • Multiple-subcarrier modulation (MSM)
  • Subcarrier signal-point sequence (SSPS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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