High code rate low-density parity-check codes for optical communication systems

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A novel family of low-density parity-check codes based on symmetrically repeated difference systems is proposed. Codes from this family have very high code rate, girth at least six, large minimum distance, and significantly outperform conventional Reed-Solomon codes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1600-1602
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004



  • Forward error correction (FEC)
  • Low-density parity-check codes
  • Optical communications
  • Symmetrically repeated difference systems (SRDSs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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