Irregular Low-Density Parity-Check Codes for Long-Haul Optical Communications

Ivan B. Djordjevic, Sundararajan Sankaranarayanan, Bane Vasic

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A novel forward error correction (FEC) scheme for long-haul optical communication systems based on irregular low-density parity check codes and iterative decoding is proposed. The proposed FEC scheme for long-haul optical transmission significantly outperforms all previously reported FEC schemes, and it has a potential for achieving theoretical limits on reliable transmission through an optical communication channel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-340
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004


  • Forward error correction
  • Irregular low-density parity check codes
  • Long-haul transmission
  • Optical communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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