In this paper, we propose a rate-compatible forward error-correcting (FEC) scheme based on low-density-parity check (LDPC) codes together with its software reconfigurable unified field-programmable gate array (FPGA) architecture. By FPGA emulation, we demonstrate that the proposed class of rate-compatible LDPC codes based on puncturing and generalized LDPC coding with an overhead from 25% to 46% provides a coding gain ranging from 12.67 to 13.8 dB at a post-FEC bit-error rate (BER) of 10-15. As a result, the proposed rate-compatible codes represent one of the strong FEC candidates of soft-decision FEC for both short-haul and long-haul optical transmission systems.
- Optical communications
- coherent communication
- microwave photonics communications.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering