4. Optical Modulation and Coding

  1. Hamid Hemmati

Published Online: 2 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470042419.ch4

Deep Space Optical Communications

Deep Space Optical Communications

How to Cite

Hemmati, H. (2006) Optical Modulation and Coding, in Deep Space Optical Communications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0470042419.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 17 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470040027

Online ISBN: 9780470042410



  • optical modulation;
  • radio frequency transmitters;
  • optical coding;
  • optical wavelengths;
  • optical communication channels


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Statistical Models for the Detected Optical Field

  • Modulation Formats

  • Rate Limits Imposed by Constraints on Modulation

  • Performance of Uncoded Optical Modulations

  • Optical Channel Capacity

  • Channel Codes for Optical Modulations

  • Performance of Coded Optical Modulations

  • References