Experimental demonstration of SCMA-OFDM for passive optical network

Bangjiang Lin*, Xuan Tang, Xiaohuan Shen, Min Zhang, Chun Lin, Zabih Ghassemlooy

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We introduces a novel architecture for next generation passive optical network (PON) based on the employment of sparse code multiple access (SCMA) combined with orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation, in which the binary data is directly encoded to multi-dimensional codewords and then spread over OFDM subcarriers. The feasibility of SCMA-OFDM-PON is verified with experimental demonstration. We show that the SCMA-OFDM offers 150% overloading gain in the number of optical network units compared with the orthogonal frequency division multiplexing access.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Fiber Technology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


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