Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) is susceptible to multiple access interference and synchronization errors due to sidelobes, which hinder the integration of various applications and multiple access in OFDM-based optical transmission. In this letter, an adaptively modulated optical filter bank multicarrier with offset quadrature amplitude modulation-based sidelobe suppression is proposed in a wired/wireless converged optical network. We experimentally verified both the improvements in signal performance and spectral efficiency compared with OFDM in a multisender-supported optical network after a 50-km transmission.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering