Rectangular Orthogonal Digital Filter Banks Based on Extended Gaussian Functions

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—Rectangular orthogonal digital filter banks (ODFBs) based on square-root-raised-cosine (SRRC) functions are widely utilised to realise flexible and elastic multi-channel aggregations for fixed and mobile networks. However, long digital filter lengths are required to minimize digital filtering-associated signal distortions. In this paper, based on the extended Gaussian function (EGF), a novel rectangular ODFB with excellent robustness against the short digital filter length-induced truncation effect is proposed. Optimum digital filter parameters of the EGF-based ODFBs are identified and verified in multi-channel hybrid OFDM-digital filter multiple access (DFMA) PONs based on intensity modulation and direct detection (IMDD). By making use of the identified optimum digital filter parameters, extensive comparisons of digital filter characteristics and corresponding multi-channel upstream PON performances are made between the EGF-based ODFBs and the SRRC-based ODFBs. It is shown that to achieve a similar aggregated upstream signal transmission capacity, the EGF-based ODFB reduces the digital filter DSP complexity by a factor of 4. For a digital filter length as short as 8, in comparison with the SRRC-based ODFB, the EGF-based ODFB introduces >1.5dB (>0.8dB) improvements in upstream receiver sensitivity for 5-bits (8-bits) DACs/ADCs, increases the aggregated upstream signal transmission capacity by >5.5%, enlarges the ONU launch power dynamic range by >2.5dB and improves the frequency offset tolerance by a factor of >1.5. In addition, the EGF-based ODFB also enhances upstream performance robustness against ONU symbol timing offsets.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3709-3722
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number12
Early online date23 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2022

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