Capacity Bounds for the Gaussian IM-DD Optical Multiple-Access Channel

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Title:
Capacity Bounds for the Gaussian IM-DD Optical Multiple-Access Channel
Authors:
Chaaban, Anas ( 0000-0002-8713-5084 ) ; Al-Ebraheemy, Omer M. S.; Al-Naffouri, Tareq Y.; Alouini, Mohamed-Slim ( 0000-0003-4827-1793 )
Abstract:
Optical wireless communications (OWC) is a promising technology for closing the mismatch between the growing number of connected devices and the limited wireless network capabilities. Similar to downlink, uplink can also benefit from OWC for establishing connectivity between such devices and an optical access point. In this context, the incoherent intensitymodulation and direct-detection (IM-DD) scheme is desirable in practice. Hence, it is important to understand the fundamental limits of communication rates over an OWC uplink employing IM-DD, i.e., the channel capacity. This uplink, modeled as a Gaussian multiple-access channel (MAC) for indoors OWC, is studied in this paper, under the IM-DD constraints which form the main difference with the standard Gaussian MAC commonly studied in the radio-frequency context. Capacity region outer and inner bounds for this channel are derived. The bounds are fairly close at high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), where a truncated- Gaussian input distribution achieves the capacity region within a constant gap. Furthermore, the bounds coincide at low SNR showing the optimality of on-off keying combined with successive cancellation decoding in this regime. At moderate SNR, an optimized uniformly-spaced discrete input distribution achieves fairly good performance.
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Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Citation:
Chaaban A, Al-Ebraheemy OMS, Al-Naffouri TY, Alouini M-S (2017) Capacity Bounds for the Gaussian IM-DD Optical Multiple-Access Channel. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications: 1–1. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TWC.2017.2681071.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue Date:
18-Mar-2017
DOI:
10.1109/TWC.2017.2681071
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1536-1276
Sponsors:
Their work was supported in part by the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation) under Grant NPRP 9-077-2-036. The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors.
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http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7880596/
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dc.contributor.authorChaaban, Anasen
dc.contributor.authorAl-Ebraheemy, Omer M. S.en
dc.contributor.authorAl-Naffouri, Tareq Y.en
dc.contributor.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-20T08:46:08Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-20T08:46:08Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-18en
dc.identifier.citationChaaban A, Al-Ebraheemy OMS, Al-Naffouri TY, Alouini M-S (2017) Capacity Bounds for the Gaussian IM-DD Optical Multiple-Access Channel. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications: 1–1. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TWC.2017.2681071.en
dc.identifier.issn1536-1276en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/TWC.2017.2681071en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623031-
dc.description.abstractOptical wireless communications (OWC) is a promising technology for closing the mismatch between the growing number of connected devices and the limited wireless network capabilities. Similar to downlink, uplink can also benefit from OWC for establishing connectivity between such devices and an optical access point. In this context, the incoherent intensitymodulation and direct-detection (IM-DD) scheme is desirable in practice. Hence, it is important to understand the fundamental limits of communication rates over an OWC uplink employing IM-DD, i.e., the channel capacity. This uplink, modeled as a Gaussian multiple-access channel (MAC) for indoors OWC, is studied in this paper, under the IM-DD constraints which form the main difference with the standard Gaussian MAC commonly studied in the radio-frequency context. Capacity region outer and inner bounds for this channel are derived. The bounds are fairly close at high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), where a truncated- Gaussian input distribution achieves the capacity region within a constant gap. Furthermore, the bounds coincide at low SNR showing the optimality of on-off keying combined with successive cancellation decoding in this regime. At moderate SNR, an optimized uniformly-spaced discrete input distribution achieves fairly good performance.en
dc.description.sponsorshipTheir work was supported in part by the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation) under Grant NPRP 9-077-2-036. The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7880596/en
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dc.subjectcapacity approximationen
dc.subjectIntensity-modulationen
dc.subjectmultiple-accessen
dc.subjectcapacity boundsen
dc.subjectsuccessive cancellationen
dc.titleCapacity Bounds for the Gaussian IM-DD Optical Multiple-Access Channelen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communicationsen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Electrical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia.en
kaust.authorChaaban, Anasen
kaust.authorAl-Naffouri, Tareq Y.en
kaust.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
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