Analysis of PAPR in optical OFDM systems with grouped LEDs

Funmilayo B. Offiong*, Wasiu O. Popoola, Sinan Sinanović

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Abstract / Description of output

The need for multiple transmit chains poses a major challenge in optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system utilising grouped light emitting diodes (LEDs) for the purpose of peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) reduction. Thus, recent study propose the use of pilot-assisted (PA) electrical PAPR reduction technique to further reduce PAPR and limit the number of transmit chains in the system. This paper presents the application of order statistics to derive the analytical solutions of PAPR distributions in the PA optical OFDM system utilising grouped LEDs. It is shown that the results obtained via analysis are in good agreement with that of computer simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-54
Number of pages7
JournalOptik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics
Early online date7 Sept 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Sept 2017

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Grouped LEDs
  • Optical OFDM
  • Order statistics
  • PAPR reduction analysis
  • Pilot symbol


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