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Volterra-Based Reconfigurable Nonlinear Equalizer for Coherent OFDM

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  • Elias Giacoumidis
  • Ivan Aldaya
  • Mutsam A Jarajreh
  • Athanasios Tsokanos
  • Son Thai Le
  • Farsheed Farjady
  • Yves Jaouën
  • Andrew D Ellis
  • Nick J Doran
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)1383 - 1386
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Journal publication date15 Jul 2014
Early online date19 Jun 2014
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2014


A reconfigurable nonlinear equalizer (RNLE) based on inverse Volterra series transfer function is proposed for dual-polarization (DP) and multiband coherent optical orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) signals. It is shown that the RNLE outperforms by 2 dB the linear equalization in a 260-Gb/s DP-OFDM system at 1500 km. The RNLE improves the tolerance to inter/intraband nonlinearities, being independent on polarization tributaries, modulation format, signal bit rate, subcarrier number, and distance.


Elias Giacoumidis, et al, 'Volterra-Based Reconfigurable Nonlinear Equalizer for Coherent OFDM', IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol 26 (14): 1383-1386, June 2014, doi: Published by IEEE.

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