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Performance analysis of a dicode PPM system, operating over plastic optical fibre, using maximum likelihood sequence detection

Sibley, Martin J.N. (2005) Performance analysis of a dicode PPM system, operating over plastic optical fibre, using maximum likelihood sequence detection. IEE Proceedings: Optoelectronics, 152 (6). pp. 337-343. ISSN 1350-2433

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Abstract

Dicode pulse-position modulation (PPM) systems suffer from three types of pulse detection errors: wrong-slot, false-alarm and erasure. The author presents an original maximum likelihood sequence detector (MLSD) algorithm that uses the natural pulse sequences in dicode PPM to completely eliminate wrong-slot errors, and reduce the effects of false alarms and erasures. The error performance of a dicode PPM system using such a detector is analysed, and theoretical results are presented for a system transmitting 1 Gbit/s PCM data over a dispersive medium, such as graded-index plastic optical fibre, with a wide-bandwidth receiver and a classical matched filter. It is shown that little is gained if MLSD is used in a low-dispersion link. However, if the link bandwidth is equal to 0.46 times the PCM bit-rate, an MLSD dicode PPM system requires 4.0×104 photons per pulse, as opposed to 66×104 photons for a system without MLSD. This corresponds to a 12.2 dB increase in sensitivity. It is further shown that an MLSD dicode system can operate down to a bandwidth of 0.29 times the PCM bit-rate, making it an ideal candidate for high-dispersion links.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: UoA 25 (General Engineering)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > Systems Engineering Research Group
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Depositing User: Briony Heyhoe
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2008 11:57
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2009 09:22
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/300

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