Spectrum-Efficient Triple-Layer Hybrid Optical OFDM for IM/DD-Based Optical Wireless Communications

Zhang, Tian, Ji, Han, Ghassemlooy, Zabih, Tang, Xuan, Lin, Bangjiang and Qiao, Shuang (2020) Spectrum-Efficient Triple-Layer Hybrid Optical OFDM for IM/DD-Based Optical Wireless Communications. IEEE Access, 8. pp. 10352-10362. ISSN 2169-3536

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In this paper, a triple-layer hybrid optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
(THO-OFDM) for intensity modulation with direct detection (IM/DD) systems with a high spectral efficiency is proposed. We combine N-point asymmetrically clipped optical orthogonal frequency division
multiplexing (ACO-OFDM), N/2-point ACO-OFDM, and N/2-point pulse amplitude modulated discrete
multitoned (PAM-DMT) in a single frame for simultaneous transmission. The time- and frequency-domain
demodulation methods are introduced by fully exploiting the special structure of the proposed THO-OFDM.
Theoretical analysis show that, the proposed THO-OFDM can reach the spectral efficiency limit of the
conventional layered ACO-OFDM (LACO-OFDM). Simulation results demonstrate that, the time-domain
receiver offers improved bit error rate (BER) performance compared with the frequency-domain with ∼40%
reduced computation complexity when using 512 subcarriers. Furthermore, we show a 3 dB improvement
in the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) compared with LACO-OFDM for the same three layers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: LACO-OFDM, PAM-DMT, spectral efficiency, computation complexity, PAPR.
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
F300 Physics
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2020 16:36
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 19:46
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42178

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