Flexible DAML phase estimation algorithm in coherent optical M-PSK systems

Ping Wang, Jian Chen, Xiaodi You, Xue Liu, Zhaohui Ma, Changyuan Yu

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Decision-aided maximum likelihood (DAML) phase estimation has been applied in coherent optical communication systems due to its high computational efficiency. However, conventional DAML algorithm only considers constant laser phase noise over the entire block length, thus causing block length effect. Given time-varying laser phase noise, a flexible DAML phase estimation algorithm is proposed in coherent optical M-PSK systems, which can eliminate the block length effect of conventional DAML. Weighted coefficients are introduced to estimate carrier phase more accurately than the conventional algorithm. Meanwhile, the phase estimation error is derived and simulations justify its validity. Simulation results also show that the flexible DAML algorithm can eliminate the block length effect of conventional DAML and relax the requirement of laser linewidth in coherent optical M-PSK systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1271-1278
Number of pages8
JournalZhongguo Kexue Jishu Kexue/Scientia Sinica Technologica
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016


  • Block length effect
  • Carrier phase estimation
  • Coherent optical communications
  • Decision-aid maximum likelihood (DAML)
  • M-PSK

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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