In this paper, we show the remarkable timing error (TE) and residual chromatic dispersion (CD) tolerance improvements of the filter bank multicarrier (FBMC) over orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) for high-baudrate spectral slicing transmitter and single coherent receiver transmissions. For a 512 Gb/s 16 quadrature amplitude modulated (16QAM) spectrum slicing system at 1600 km of fiber transmission, the FBMC-based system reduces TE and residual CD penalties by more than 1.5 dB and 3 dB, in comparison to the OFDM-based system, respectively.
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Nguyen, T. T., Le, S. T., He, Q., Wuilpart, M., & Megret, P. (2017). Multicarrier Approaches for High-Baudrate Optical-Fiber Transmission Systems with a Single Coherent Receiver. IEEE Photonics Journal, 9(2), . https://doi.org/10.1109/JPHOT.2017.2672041