Multidimensional optical transport based on optimized vector-quantization-inspired signal constellation design

Ivan B. Djordjevic, Aleksandra Z. Jovanovic, Zoran H. Peric, Ting Wang

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An optimized vector-quantization-inspired signal constellation design (OVQ-SCD) suitable for multidimensional optical transport is proposed, in which signal constellation radii transformation function is optimized and near-uniform distribution of points is achieved. The proposed OVQ-SCD is used in a tandem with a hybrid multidimensional coded-modulation scheme employing Slepian sequences as electrical discrete-time basis functions, orthogonal prolate spheroidal wave functions as impulse responses of optical filters in orthogonal-division multiplexing, and spatial modes as optical continuous-time basis functions. It has been shown that the proposed multidimensional coded-modulation schemes based on OVQ-SCDs outperform corresponding counterparts and can be used to enable beyond 10 Pb/s serial optical transport over spatial division multiplexing (SDM) fibers as well as beyond 1 Pb/s transport over SMFs. The proposed OVQ-SCD-based hybrid multidimensional coded modulation scheme can simultaneously solve the problems related to the limited bandwidth of information-infrastructure, high energy consumption, and heterogeneity of network segments; while enabling elastic and dynamic bandwidth allocation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6877631
Pages (from-to)3262-3273
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014


  • LDPCcoding
  • Terabit optical Ethernet
  • coded-modulation
  • multidimensional signaling
  • signal constellation design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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