A BIPCM scheme based on OCT precoding for a 256-QAM OFDM-VLC system

Kaiquan Wu, Jing He (Corresponding author), Jie Ma, Yiran Wei

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A bit-interleaved polar-coded modulation (BIPCM) scheme based on orthogonal circulant matrix transform (OCT) precoding is proposed and experimentally demonstrated in an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) visible light communication system. It exhibits the advantages of high reliability, low latency, and low computational complexity. To overcome the fading effect on a mapped bit-level, the scheme employs the Monte Carlo method to jointly design a polar code concatenated with 256-ary quadrature-amplitude modulation. In addition, OCT precoding is used to mitigate the frequency selective fading effect across OFDM subcarriers. The experimental results show that the system can achieve a net data rate of 343 Mb/s over 80-cm free-space transmission with a bit error rate below 1×10 -3 . At the receiver, it is the number of complex multiplications is reduced by 33% in comparison with BIPCM using an optimized quadratic polynomial permutation interleaver.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8466614
Pages (from-to)1866 - 1869
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • BICM
  • OCT
  • OFDM
  • QAM
  • Visible light communication
  • polar code


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