Modulation and coding for throughput-efficient optical systems Academic Article uri icon


  • Optical direct-detection systems are currently being considered for some high-speed intersatellite links, where data rates of a few hundred megabits per second are envisioned under power and pulsewidth constraints. In this paper we investigate the capacity, cutoff rate, and error-probability performance of uncoded and trellis-coded systems for various modulation schemes and under throughput and power constraints. Modulation schemes considered are on-off keying, pulse-position modulation (PPM), overlapping PPM, and multipulse (combinatorial) PPM. 1994 IEEE

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Georghiades, C. N.

citation count

  • 59

complete list of authors

  • Georghiades, CN

publication date

  • January 1994