Frame synchronization for optical overlapping pulse-position modulation systems Academic Article uri icon


  • The maximum-likelihood rules for locating data frames in direct-detection optical communication systems utilizing overlapping pulse-position modulation (OPPM) are derived under two distinct assumptions of symbol and chip synchronization, respectively. Various approximations to the optimal rules are identified, as well as upper and lower bounds on the probability of correct synchronization. Further, the problem of sequence design based on a maximum peak-to-sidelobe distance criterion is studied, and upper bounds on peak-to-sidelobe distance for sequences of OPPM symbols are derived. Some good sequences are obtained through a computer search. © 1992 IEEE

author list (cited authors)

  • Patarasen, S., & Georghiades, C. N.

citation count

  • 16

publication date

  • April 1992