Advanced Coding Techniques For Fiber-Optic Communications And Quantum Key Distribution

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Title:
Advanced Coding Techniques For Fiber-Optic Communications And Quantum Key Distribution
Author:
Zhang, Yequn
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Coding is an essential technology for efficient fiber-optic communications and secure quantum communications. In particular, low-density parity-check (LDPC) coding is favoured due to its strong error correction capability and high-throughput implementation feasibility. In fiber-optic communications, it has been realized that advanced high-order modulation formats and soft-decision forward error correction (FEC) such as LDPC codes are the key technologies for the next-generation high-speed optical communications. Therefore, energy-efficient LDPC coding in combination with advanced modulation formats is an important topic that needs to be studied for fiber-optic communications. In secure quantum communications, large-alphabet quantum key distribution (QKD) is becoming attractive recently due to its potential in improving the efficiency of key exchange. To recover the carried information bits, efficient information reconciliation is desirable, for which the use of LDPC coding is essential. In this dissertation, we first explore different efficient LDPC coding schemes for optical transmission of polarization-division multiplexed quadrature-amplitude modulation (QAM) signals. We show that high energy efficiency can be achieved without incurring extra overhead and complexity. We then study the transmission performance of LDPC-coded turbo equalization for QAM signals in a realistic fiber link as well as that of pragmatic turbo equalizers. Further, leveraging the polarization freedom of light, we expand the signal constellation into a four-dimensional (4D) space and evaluate the performance of LDPC-coded 4D signals in terms of transmission reach. Lastly, we study the security of a proposed weak-coherent-state large-alphabet QKD protocol and investigate the information reconciliation efficiency based on LDPC coding.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Fiber-optic communications; Forward error correction; High-order modulation format; Low density parity check codes; Quantum key distribution; Coded modulation; Electrical & Computer Engineering
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Electrical & Computer Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Djordjevic, Ivan B.

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dc.titleAdvanced Coding Techniques For Fiber-Optic Communications And Quantum Key Distributionen_US
dc.creatorZhang, Yequnen
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Yequnen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractCoding is an essential technology for efficient fiber-optic communications and secure quantum communications. In particular, low-density parity-check (LDPC) coding is favoured due to its strong error correction capability and high-throughput implementation feasibility. In fiber-optic communications, it has been realized that advanced high-order modulation formats and soft-decision forward error correction (FEC) such as LDPC codes are the key technologies for the next-generation high-speed optical communications. Therefore, energy-efficient LDPC coding in combination with advanced modulation formats is an important topic that needs to be studied for fiber-optic communications. In secure quantum communications, large-alphabet quantum key distribution (QKD) is becoming attractive recently due to its potential in improving the efficiency of key exchange. To recover the carried information bits, efficient information reconciliation is desirable, for which the use of LDPC coding is essential. In this dissertation, we first explore different efficient LDPC coding schemes for optical transmission of polarization-division multiplexed quadrature-amplitude modulation (QAM) signals. We show that high energy efficiency can be achieved without incurring extra overhead and complexity. We then study the transmission performance of LDPC-coded turbo equalization for QAM signals in a realistic fiber link as well as that of pragmatic turbo equalizers. Further, leveraging the polarization freedom of light, we expand the signal constellation into a four-dimensional (4D) space and evaluate the performance of LDPC-coded 4D signals in terms of transmission reach. Lastly, we study the security of a proposed weak-coherent-state large-alphabet QKD protocol and investigate the information reconciliation efficiency based on LDPC coding.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectFiber-optic communicationsen
dc.subjectForward error correctionen
dc.subjectHigh-order modulation formaten
dc.subjectLow density parity check codesen
dc.subjectQuantum key distributionen
dc.subjectCoded modulationen
dc.subjectElectrical & Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical & Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorDjordjevic, Ivan B.en
dc.contributor.committeememberDjordjevic, Ivan B.en
dc.contributor.committeememberNeifeld, Mark A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberCvijetic, Miloraden
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