Channel Equalization and Phase Noise Compensation Free DAPSK-OFDM Transmission for Coherent PON System

Kyoung Hak Mun, Sang Min Jung, Soo Min Kang, Sang Kook Han

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Channel equalization and phase noise compensation are required in coherent optical orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (CO-OFDM) transmission systems for reliable performance. In general, redundant data such as training symbols and pilot tones are necessary for channel and phase noise estimation in quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) based CO-OFDM systems, which reduces the spectral efficiency of the system. Especially, in the coherent passive optical network (PON), the redundancy increases as the number of subscribers increases. In this letter, we propose a differential amplitude shift keying (DAPSK)-based CO-OFDM transmission for PON system, which does not require channel equalization and phase noise compensation processes. The proposed DAPSK-based CO-OFDM transmission was experimentally demonstrated, and the performance according to receiver launched power and the number of subcarriers was compared with QAM-based CO-OFDM.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7990486
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received June 15, 2017; revised July 14, 2017; accepted July 17, 2017. Date of publication July 25, 2017; date of current version August 3, 2017. This work was supported by the ICT R&D program of MSIP/IITP, South Korea, [2014-0-00538, Next-generation coherent optical access physical network]. Corresponding author: Sang-Kook Han (e-mail:

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© 2017 IEEE.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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