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Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIB, 6th Edition by Alan E. Willner, Tingye Li, Ivan Kaminow

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Chapter 6

Advanced Coding for Optical Communications

Ivan B. Djordjevic,    University of Arizona, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA

Acknowledgments

This chapter was supported in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant CCF-0952711; through NSF CIAN ERC Center for Integrated Access Network under grant EEC-0812072; and in part by NEC Labs.

6.1 Introduction

As a response to the ever-increasing demands of telecommunication needs, the 100 G Ethernet has recently been standardized, and research effort has moved to 400 Gb/s and 1 Tb/s optical transport [1]. At those data rates, the performance of fiber-optic communication systems is degraded significantly due to intra- and inter-channel fiber nonlinearities, ...

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