By Topic

Word timing recovery in direct detection optical PPM communication systems with avalanche photodiodes using a phase lock loop

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
X. Sun ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD, USA ; F. M. Davidson

A technique for word timing recovery in a direct detection optical pulse position modulation (PPM) communication system is described. It tracks on back-to-back pulse pairs in the received random PPM data sequences with the use of a phase locked loop. The experimental system consisted of an AlGaAs laser diode transmitter (λ=833 nm) and a silicon avalanche photodiode photodetector, and its used Q=4 PPM signaling at a source data rate of 25 Mb/s. The mathematical model developed to characterize system performance is shown to be in good agreement with the experimental measurements. Use of this recovered PPM word clock, along with a slot clock recovery system described previously, caused no measurable penalty in receiver sensitivity when compared to a receiver which used common transmitter/receiver clocks. The completely self-synchronized receiver was capable of acquiring and maintaining both slot and word synchronizations for input optical signal levels as low as 20 average detected photons per information bit. The receiver achieved a bit error probability of 10-6 at less than 60 average detected photons per information bit

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Communications  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 5 )