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On the achievable average power reduction of MSM optical signals

Sharif, Masoud and Hassibi, Babak (2004) On the achievable average power reduction of MSM optical signals. IEEE Communications Letters, 8 (2). pp. 84-86. ISSN 1089-7798. doi:10.1109/LCOMM.2004.823418.

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In this letter, we consider the achievable average power reduction of multiple subcarrier modulated optical signals by using optimized reserved carriers. Based on Nehari's result we present a lower bound for the maximum average power of the signal after adding the reserved carriers. Simulations show that the mean value of the average required power behaves very close to /spl radic/(2nloglogn) for binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) constellations where n is the number of subcarriers. We further remark on evaluating optimum values for reserved carriers using convex optimization and Nehari's result.

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Additional Information:© 2004 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received July 12, 2003. [Posted online: 2004-02-26] The associate editor coordinating the review of this letter and approving it for publication was Dr. I. Fair. This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant CCR-0133818, by the Office of Naval Research under Grant N00014-02-1-0578, and by Caltech’s Lee Center for Advanced Networking, Pasadena, CA.
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Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-02-1-0578
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Subject Keywords:Average power reduction, intensity modulation (IM), multiple subcarrier modulation, Nehari’s theorem, optical communication
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