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

Tian Zhang, Han Ji, Zabih Ghassemlooy, Xuan Tang, Bangjiang Lin, Shuang Qiao

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10352-10362
JournalIEEE Access
Volume8
Early online date8 Jan 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2020

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