On optimal modulation and FEC overhead for future optical networks

A. Alvarado, D.J. Ives, S.J. Savory, P. Bayvel

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Transceivers employing square PM-QAM with up to two FEC overheads are optimized based on the SNR distribution. For NSFNET two FEC overheads with PM-16QAM give an 82% throughput increase compared with PM-QPSK with 7% overhead.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) 2015
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-1-55752-937-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2017 Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC 2017) - Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 19 Mar 201723 Mar 2017


Conference2017 Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC 2017)
Abbreviated titleOFC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
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