Channel Estimation Algorithms in Optical OFDM Transmission

Author(s): Chenxi Hao, Qiwei Chen, Lilong Liu, Xuelin Yang, Weisheng Hu

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Continued as Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Volume 6 , Issue 1 , 2013


Recent progress and patents on channel estimation algorithms in optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems are reviewed. The channel estimation algorithms can be divided into two categories of pilotaided and blind approaches. For the pilot-aided schemes, the two pilot patterns including the comb-type pilots and blocktype pilots are evaluated by experiments. For the blind schemes, the phase noise caused by the laser linewidth and chromatic dispersion (CD) in the fiber channel can be effectively compensated by the proposed data-aided channel estimation algorithms, which is experimentally demonstrated by the significant improvement in the performances of transmitted OFDM signals.

Keywords: Channel estimation, optical OFDM, pilot tones, phase noise

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Year: 2013
Published on: 26 March, 2013
Page: [42 - 49]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/2213111611306010005

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