Nonlinear effects mitigation in coherent optical OFDM system in presence of high peak power Academic Article uri icon


  • The nonlinear effects of Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) and self phase modulation (SPM), in optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) under the presence of high peak power is studied. A full coherent optical communication system is presented and analyzed. Standard method to reduce the peak to average power ratio (PAPR) values combined with improved technique to mitigate the nonlinear effect, by means of optimized digital pre-distortion, is analyzed and a full performance analysis is presented.

publication date

  • January 1, 2011