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Performance limit of forward error correction codes in optical fiber communications

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7 Author(s)
Cai, Y. ; TyCom Labs., Eatontown, NJ, USA ; Ramanujam, N. ; Morris, J.M. ; Adali, T.
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We investigate performance limits of forward error correction codes in optically-amplified fiber channels with asymmetric channel statistics. We show that the binary symmetric channel approximation underestimates the maximum coding gain achievable in fiber communications.

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Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, 2001. OFC 2001  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

17-22 March 2001