OFDM for Optical Communications

OFDM for Optical Communications

1st Edition - September 18, 2009

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  • Authors: William Shieh, Ivan Djordjevic
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123748799
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080952062

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The first book on optical OFDM by the leading pioneers in the field The only book to cover error correction codes for optical OFDM Gives applications of OFDM to free-space communications, optical access networks, and metro and log haul transports show optical OFDM can be implemented Contains introductions to signal processing for optical engineers and optical communication fundamentals for wireless engineers This book gives a coherent and comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of OFDM signal processing, with a distinctive focus on its broad range of applications. It evaluates the architecture, design and performance of a number of OFDM variations, discusses coded OFDM, and gives a detailed study of error correction codes for access networks, 100 Gb/s Ethernet and future optical networks. The emerging applications of optical OFDM, including single-mode fiber transmission, multimode fiber transmission, free space optical systems, and optical access networks are examined, with particular attention paid to passive optical networks, radio-over-fiber, WiMAX and UWB communications. Written by two of the leading contributors to the field, this book will be a unique reference for optical communications engineers and scientists. Students, technical managers and telecom executives seeking to understand this new technology for future-generation optical networks will find the book invaluable. William Shieh is an associate professor and reader in the electrical and electronic engineering department, The University of Melbourne, Australia. He received his M.S. degree in electrical engineering and Ph.D. degree in physics both from University of Southern California. Ivan Djordjevic is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where he directs the Optical Communications Systems Laboratory (OCSL). His current research interests include optical networks, error control coding, constrained coding, coded modulation, turbo equalization, OFDM applications, and quantum error correction. "This wonderful book is the first one to address the rapidly emerging optical OFDM field.  Written by  two leading researchers in the field, the book is structured to comprehensively cover  any optical OFDM aspect one could possibly think of, from the most  fundamental  to the most specialized. The book adopts a coherent line of presentation, while striking a thoughtful balance between the various topics, gradually developing the optical-physics and communication-theoretic concepts required for deep comprehension of the topic, eventually treating the multiple optical OFDM methods, variations and applications. In my view this book will remain relevant for many years to come, and will be increasingly accessed by graduate students, accomplished researchers as well as telecommunication engineers and managers keen to attain a perspective on the emerging role of OFDM in the evolution of photonic networks." -- Prof. Moshe Nazarathy, EE Dept., Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Key Features

* The first book on optical OFDM by the leading pioneers in the field
* The only book to cover error correction codes for optical OFDM
* Applications of OFDM to free-space communications, optical access networks, and metro and log haul transports show optical OFDM can be implemented
* An introduction to signal processing for optical communications
* An introduction to optical communication fundamentals for the wireless engineer


R&D optical communications engineers developing next generation optical components, systems and networks; wireless and signal processing engineers working in optical communications; graduates and academic researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Introduction

    1.1 Historical Perspective of Optical Communications
    1.2 Trends in Optical Communications
    1.3 Moore's Law and Its Effect on Digital Signal Processing
    1.4 Single-Carrier or Multicarrier Transmission: An Optical Debate
    1.5 The Difference between RF OFDM and Optical OFDM Systems
    1.6 What Does OFDM Bring to the 'Game'?
    1.7 Channel Coding and OFDM
    1.8 Overview of the Book

    Chapter 2. OFDM Principles

    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Historical Perspective of OFDM
    2.3 OFDM Basics
    2.4 Peak-to-Average Power Ratio of OFDM Signals
    2.5 Frequency Offset and Phase Noise Sensitivity

    Chapter 3. Optical Communication Fundamentals

    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Key Optical Components
    3.3 Noise Sources
    3.4 Channel Impairments
    3.5 Transmission System Performance Assessment and System Design
    3.6 Summary

    Chapter 4. Signal Processing for Optical OFDM

    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 End-to-End OFDM Signal Processing
    4.3 DFT Window Synchronization
    4.4 Frequency Offset Synchronization
    4.5 Subcarrier Recovery: Channel Estimation and Phase Estimation
    4.6 Channel Estimation
    4.7 ADC/DAC Impact
    4.8 MIMO-OFDM Perspective

    Chapter 5. Polarization Effects in Optical Fiber

    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Polarization Dispersion Effect in Optical Fiber
    5.3 Polarization-Dependent Loss
    5.4 Theoretical Model for Coherent Optical MIMO-OFDM Signals in the Presence of Polarization Effects
    5.5 Simulation and Experimental Study of MIMO-OFDM Systems
    5.6 Nonlinear Polarization Effects

    Chapter 6. Coding for Optical OFDM Systems

    6.1 Standard FEC Schemes
    6.2 Codes on Graphs
    6.3 M-ary QAM and M-ary PSK
    6.4 Coded Modulation
    6.5 Coded OFDM in Fiber-Optics Communication Systems with Direct Detection
    6.6 Coded OFDM in Fiber-Optics Communication Systems with Coherent Detection
    6.7 Summary

    Chapter 7. Various Types of Optical OFDM

    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Coherent Optical OFDM
    7.3 Direct Detection Optical OFDM

    Chapter 8. Spectrally Efficient High-Speed Coherent OFDM System

    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Orthogonal Band Multiplexed OFDM
    8.3 111 Gb/s No-Guard Interval CO-OFDM Transmission
    8.4 Simulation of 100 Gb/s CO-OFDM Transmission
    8.5 High Spectral Efficiency CO-OFDM Systems

    Chapter 9. OFDM for Multimode Fiber Systems

    9.1 Multimode Fibers
    9.2 Optical OFDM in MMF Links
    9.3 The Use of Optical OFDM in MMF Links for beyond Short-Reach Applications
    9.4 Optical OFDM in Broadcast MIMO Signaling over MMF Links
    9.5 Summary

    Chapter 10. OFDM in Free-Space Optical Communication Systems

    10.1 Introduction
    10.2 FSO-OFDM Transmission System
    10.3 Atmospheric Turbulence Channel Modeling
    10.4 Soft Iterative Decoding
    10.5 Performance Assessment of Coded FSO-OFDM Systems with Direct Detection
    10.6 OFDM in Hybrid Optical Networks
    10.7 Summary

    Chapter 11. OFDM Applications in Access Optical Networks

    11.1 OFDM in Radio-over-Fiber Systems
    11.2 OFDM in Passive Optical Networks
    11.3 Ultra Wideband Signals and Optical OFDM
    11.4 Coded-OFDM over Plastic Optical Fibers
    11.4.1 Performance Analysis of LDPC-Coded OFDM over POFs
    11.5 Indoor Optical Wireless Communications and OFDM
    11.6 Summary

    Chapter 12. Future Research Directions

    12.1 Introduction
    12.2 Optical OFDM for 1 Tb/s Ethernet Transport
    12.3 Multimode Fiber for High Spectral Efficiency Long-Haul Transmission
    12.4 Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits for Optical OFDM
    12.5 Adaptive Coding in Optical OFDM
    12.6 Optical OFDM-Based Access Networks
    12.7 Standardization Aspects of Optical OFDM
    12.8 Conclusions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: September 18, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123748799
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080952062

About the Authors

William Shieh

Ivan Djordjevic

Ivan B. Djordjevic is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Optical Sciences, Director of the Optical Communications Systems Laboratory and the Quantum Communications Laboratory, and co-Director of the Signal Processing and Coding Lab at the University of Arizona. He is a fellow of IEEE and the Optical Society. Prof. Djordjevic has authored or co-authored seven books and more than 530 journal and conference publications. He presently serves as a Senior Editor and member of the Editorial Board on the OSA/IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking; the IOP Journal of Optics; IEEE Communications Letters; the Elsevier Physical Communication Journal, PHYCOM; Optical and Quantum Electronics; and Frequenz. As of August 2020, he holds 53 U.S. patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

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