We propose quaternary block coded high-dimensional modulation formats and compare them to spherical lattice-cut and hybrid modulation formats. Noise tolerance and transmission performance are simulated for spectral efficiencies ranging between those of DP-QPSK and DP-8QAM. Similar performance to sphere-cutting is attained with lower DAC resolution.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

PDF Article


You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access OSA Member Subscription