On capacity of optical channels with coherent detection

Hye Won Chung, Saikat Guha, Lizhong Zheng

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Abstract

Optical channel with direct detections, also known as Poisson channel, is well studied. With direction detections, only the intensity of the optical signal is measured and used as the carrier of information. In coherent detection, the phase of optical signal is also utilized. Constrained by optical devices, it is hard to directly measure this phase. However, it is possible to mix the input signal with a local reference signal to create output that is phase dependent. Generating such local signals can be based on the instantaneous receiver knowledge, and updated from time to time. We study the channel capacity of such channel, and make connection to the recent development in feedback channels. We are particularly interested in the low SNR regime, and present a capacity result based on a new scaling law.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 49th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2011
Pages879-885
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 49th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2011 - Monticello, IL, United States
Duration: Sep 28 2011Sep 30 2011

Publication series

Name2011 49th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2011

Other

Other2011 49th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2011
CountryUnited States
CityMonticello, IL
Period9/28/119/30/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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