Chapter 8

Multicarrier Optical Transmission

Xi Chen, Abdullah Al Amin, An Li and William Shieh,    Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia

In this chapter, we present an overview of multicarrier transmission and its application to optical communication, which has been in the focus of research for the last few years. Among all the multicarrier communication techniques, orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) is most well known and has been already adopted in many radio-frequency (RF) communication standards. With the advent of coherent detection technologies, optical multicarrier techniques, mainly optical OFDM has become an attractive candidate for high-speed optical transmission, ...

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