Adaptive electrical signal post-processing with varying representations in optical communication systems
Turitsyn, Sergei K.
Improving bit error rates in optical communication systems is a difficult and important problem. Error detection and correction must take place at: high speed, and be extremely accurate. Also, different communication channels have different characteristics, and those characteristics may change over time. We show the feasibility of using simple artificial neural Networks to address these problems; and examine tine effect of using different representations of signal waveforms on the accuracy of error correction. The results we have obtained lead us to the conclusion that a machine learning system based oil these principles cart improve on the performance of existing error correction Hardware at the speed required, whilst being able to adapt to suit; the characteristics of different communication channels.