G.J. Foschini

Alcatel Lucent, Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France

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Publications (105)126.37 Total impact

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    Peter J Winzer, Gerard J Foschini
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    ABSTRACT: With wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) rapidly nearing its scalability limits, space-division multiplexing (SDM) seems the only option to further scale the capacity of optical transport networks. In order for SDM systems to continue the WDM trend of reducing energy and cost per bit with system capacity, integration will be key to SDM. Since integration is likely to introduce non-negligible crosstalk between multiple parallel transmission paths, multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) signal processing techniques will have to be used. In this paper, we discuss MIMO capacities in optical SDM systems, including related outage considerations which are an important part in the design of such systems. In order to achieve the low-outage standards required for optical transport networks, SDM transponders should be capable of individually addressing, and preferably MIMO processing all modes supported by the optical SDM waveguide. We then discuss the effect of distributed optical noise in MIMO SDM systems and focus on the impact of mode-dependent loss (MDL) on system capacity and system outage. Through extensive numerical simulations, we extract scaling rules for mode-average and mode-dependent loss and show that MIMO SDM systems composed of up to 128 segments and supporting up to 128 modes can tolerate up to 1 dB of per-segment MDL at 90% of the system's full capacity at an outage probability of 10(-4).
    Optics Express 08/2011; 19(17):16680-96. · 3.55 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We consider a flat fading multiantenna downlink system with a large number of users where the objective is to deliver equal rates to nonoutage users with a low complexity. We show that in the limit of a large number of users, a zero-forcing beamforming strategy combined with a low complexity user grouping algorithm based on a semi-orthogonal user selection achieves asymptotically optimal performance, with respect to an upper bound that can be achieved when no interference is present among users.
    IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 07/2011; · 2.62 Impact Factor
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    Dmitry Chizhik, Gerard J. Foschini, Reinaldo A. Valenzuela
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    ABSTRACT: For one isolated wireless link we take a unified look at simple beamforming (BF) as contrasted with MIMO to see how both emerge and under which conditions advantage goes to one or the other. Communication is from a high base array to a user in clutter. The channel propagation model is derived from fundamentals. The base knows the power angular spectrum, but not the channel instantiation. Eigenstates of the field spatial autocorrelation are the preferred apodizations (APODs) which are drivers of the natural modes for exciting lectric fields. Preference for MIMO or BF depends on APOD spectra which are surveyed pointing to various asymptotic effects, including the maximum BF gain. Performance is studied under varying eigenmode power settings at 10% outage. We focus on (1,4) driving the strongest mode for BF and (4,4) driving the 4 strongest for MIMO. Results are obtained under representative parameter settings, e.g. an angular spread of 8 deg, 2 GHz carrier, 0 dB SNR and an array aperture of 1.68m (4 field decorrelation lengths) with antenna elements spaced as close as lambda/2. We find MIMO excelling for array apertures much larger than the decorrelation length; BF does almost as well for smaller apertures.
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    C.T.K. Ng, G.J. Foschini
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    ABSTRACT: In a multiple-antenna relay channel, the full-duplex cut-set capacity upper bound and decode-and-forward rate are formulated as convex optimization problems. For half-duplex relaying, bandwidth allocation and transmit signals are optimized jointly. Moreover, achievable rates based on the compress-and-forward strategy are presented using rate-distortion and Wyner-Ziv compression schemes.
    IEEE Transactions on Communications 01/2011; 59(11):2987-2992. · 1.75 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We compare the performance of half-duplex relays in downlink cellular system against a baseline system without relays. We simulate the performance of (i) a collaborative power addition scheme, where the relay boosts the received power (P- CPA) at the mobile locations, and (ii) a CPA scheme with power control (PC-CPA) at the base station and relays. Evaluations are done in the context of a 19-cell, 57-sector set-up in which each of the served users must be delivered a message. The user messages are taken to have the same size and 90% of users in the network must be served. Improvements over the baseline due to relay deployments are measured in terms of increase in common rate of users as well as power savings in terms of reduction in peak or average power transmitted by base stations. In the CPA schemes with base stations and relays transmitting at full power, the peak power saving is 1.46 dB, alternately, the throughput improvement over a 1 bit/sec/Hz baseline rate is 21%. In the PC-CPA scheme, the peak power saving is 2.6 dB and the average total power in the system can be reduced by 3 dB.
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 01/2011; 10:1396-1404. · 2.42 Impact Factor
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    P.J. Winzer, G.J. Foschini
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    ABSTRACT: We calculate multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) outage probabilities for optical fiber links employing spatial multiplexing across linearly coupled propagation modes in the presence of mode-dependent loss and distributed optical noise.
    Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC/NFOEC), 2011 and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference; 01/2011
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    ABSTRACT: We apply information theory to optical fibers in the context of transmitting information in optical networks. We define a ¿fiber channel¿ suitable for such networks and present fiber capacity estimates for transmission over 500 km. We compare our capacity estimates to recent record capacity experiments.
    Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2010 44th Annual Conference on; 04/2010
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    ABSTRACT: We present a simulation study of two relaying schemes in downlink cellular systems. We simulate the performance of two relaying strategies: (i) a collaborative power addition (CPA) scheme, cooperative scheme where the relay collaborates with the base station, and (ii) a simple orthogonal relaying strategy where base stations and relays transmit in orthogonal time slots. Evaluations are done in the context of a 19-cell, 57-sector set-up in which each of the served users must be delivered a message. The user messages are taken to have the same size and 90% of users in the network must be served. All simultaneous transmissions mutually interfere. Improvements due to relay deployments are measured as throughput improvements in terms of increase in common rate of users as well as power savings in terms of reduction in peak or average power transmitted by base stations. We observe that the simpler orthogonal relaying scheme performs nearly as well as the more complex collaborative relaying in producing throughput gains and power savings.
    Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2010 44th Annual Conference on; 04/2010
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    ABSTRACT: We describe a method to estimate the capacity limit of fiber-optic communication systems (or ¿fiber channels¿) based on information theory. This paper is divided into two parts. Part 1 reviews fundamental concepts of digital communications and information theory. We treat digitization and modulation followed by information theory for channels both without and with memory. We provide explicit relationships between the commonly used signal-to-noise ratio and the optical signal-to-noise ratio. We further evaluate the performance of modulation constellations such as quadrature-amplitude modulation, combinations of amplitude-shift keying and phase-shift keying, exotic constellations, and concentric rings for an additive white Gaussian noise channel using coherent detection. Part 2 is devoted specifically to the "fiber channel.'' We review the physical phenomena present in transmission over optical fiber networks, including sources of noise, the need for optical filtering in optically-routed networks, and, most critically, the presence of fiber Kerr nonlinearity. We describe various transmission scenarios and impairment mitigation techniques, and define a fiber channel deemed to be the most relevant for communication over optically-routed networks. We proceed to evaluate a capacity limit estimate for this fiber channel using ring constellations. Several scenarios are considered, including uniform and optimized ring constellations, different fiber dispersion maps, and varying transmission distances. We further present evidences that point to the physical origin of the fiber capacity limitations and provide a comparison of recent record experiments with our capacity limit estimation.
    Journal of Lightwave Technology 03/2010; · 2.56 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Optical networks are the backbone of our information society, and the single-mode optical fiber is its transmission medium. The “fiber channel” differs in many ways from other commonly encountered communication channels such as wireless and satellite channels. The most crucial difference is the presence of a nonlinear phenomenon in the fiber, the optical Kerr effect. Optimally managing the Kerr nonlinearity is currently viewed as central to determining the capacity limit of modern optically-routed networks. We present here a conservative estimate of the fiber channel capacity using reverse signal propagation in a band limited optical path of an optically- routed network. This study fully accounts for all instantaneous fiber Kerr nonlinearity's effects on both signal and noise. We predict capacity per unit of bandwidth (or spectral efficiency) well above current record experimental demonstrations. © 2010 Alcatel-Lucent.
    Bell Labs Technical Journal 01/2010; 14:149-162. · 0.69 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We evaluate the peak and average power savings due to relay deployments in cellular systems via a simulation study. The peak power savings translate to cost reduction in power amplifiers. The average power savings lead to savings in electricity bills. Half-duplex relays are placed one per sector in a 19-cell, 57-sector cellular network. In the baseline case, the base stations control their transmit powers to achieve a common rate among users. When relays are present in the system, optimal powers are found when the relays get the complete message to be relayed to the user. The codebooks at the relays are chosen such that the users obtain a rate corresponding to the sum of the received powers from the base station and the relay. We observe that when power control is employed, the peak power saving is 2.6 dB and the average total power in the system can be reduced by 3 dB.
    Communication, Control, and Computing, 2009. Allerton 2009. 47th Annual Allerton Conference on; 11/2009
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    ABSTRACT: In this letter, we calculate theoretical limits to fiber-optic transport capacity under the constraint of requiring the use of concentric multiring modulation alphabets. Subject to these conditions, we vary ring amplitude ratios and occupation probabilities to determine the capacity-optimized ring constellations. The technique used for fiber transmission calculations accurately captures all fiber nonlinear effects, with the accuracy limited by the noise and signal statistical properties only.
    IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 11/2009; · 2.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: • Shannon's information theory allows to determine an asymptote of the channel information rate for a signal impaired by additive white Gaussian noise • Determining the limiting information rate in point-topoint fiber transmission in optically-routed network can allow to set limits on optical network capacity • Achieving capacity requires an array of advanced technologies • Many important open issues remain to be addressed to solve the problem of maximizing fiber capacity in optical networks!
    03/2009;
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    ABSTRACT: We consider a collaborative wireless distributed network, consisting of one source transmitting information to a remote destination in the presence of N relay nodes. We assume that all nodes have similar capabilities, are randomly distributed geographically, immersed in the clutter and close to the ground, each employing a single antenna. Assuming a Decode-and-Forward technique, we propose various collaborative approaches for signaling. Using well-known channel coding techniques, the destination is not able to start decoding its intended message until all nodes have decoded the entire message. Using more sophisticated coding techniques, the destination can start decoding the transmitted message at the start of the communication by the source. Various ways of organizing the relay collaboration are: Generalized Beamforming; Generalized Alamouti; and Simultaneous Casting. We then evaluate the performance of these collaborative approaches by simulations, employing an appropriate fading/path loss channel model. Obtained results will demonstrate the superiority of the sophisticated coding technique used and provide insights on when collaboration in networked multiple antennae systems is useful. Specifically, a gain of the order of 9 dB in the required transmit power is achieved assuming Simultaneous Casting and 0 dB transmit power per node, compared to the case when these sophisticated codes are not used. Finally, we also observe a gain in the system 10<sup>th</sup> percentile outage rate on the order of 1.4 bit/s/Hz at a 0 dB transmit power and with Generalized Beamforming, compared to the case where relays are not used.
    Signals, Systems and Computers, 2008 42nd Asilomar Conference on; 11/2008
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    ABSTRACT: The instantaneous optical Kerr effect in optical fibers is a nonlinear phenomenon that can impose limits on the ability of fiber-optic communication systems to transport information. We present here a conservative estimate of the "fiber channel" capacity in an optically routed network. We show that the fiber capacity per unit bandwidth for a given distance significantly exceeds current record experimental demonstrations.
    Physical Review Letters 11/2008; 101(16):163901. · 7.73 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The problem of evaluating the maximum possible rate of information transmission in fibre-optic communication systems is discussed. A spectral efficiency of ∼7 bits/s/Hz over 1000 km in one polarization is shown to be theoretically achievable.
    Optical Communication, 2008. ECOC 2008. 34th European Conference on; 10/2008
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    ABSTRACT: We discuss the impact of amplification technologies, multi-level constellations and fiber nonlinearity on the spectral efficiency achievable in fiber-optic networks.
    IEEE/LEOS Summer Topical Meetings, 2008 Digest of the; 08/2008
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    ABSTRACT: It has been demonstrated that base station cooperation can reduce co-channel interference (CCI) and increase cellular system capacity. In this work we consider another approach by dividing the system into microcells through denser base station deployment. We adopt the criterion to maximize the minimum spectral efficiency of served users with a certain user outage constraint. In a two-dimensional hexagon array with homogeneous microcell structure, under the proposed propagation model denser base station deployment outperforms suboptimal cooperation schemes (zero-forcing) when the density increases beyond 3 - 12 base stations per km<sup>2</sup>, the exact value depending on the rules of outage user selection. However, close- to-optimal cooperation schemes (zero-forcing with dirty-paper- coding) are always superior to denser deployment. Performance of a hierarchial cellular structure mixed with both macrocells and microcells is also evaluated.
    Communications, 2008. ICC '08. IEEE International Conference on; 06/2008
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    ABSTRACT: We present a capacity estimate of fiber-optic communication systems limited by fiber nonlinearity. The analysis reveals that a capacity of ~5 bits/s/Hz in a single polarization for transmission over 2000 km is possible using advanced technologies.
    Optical Fiber communication/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, 2008. OFC/NFOEC 2008. Conference on; 03/2008
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    ABSTRACT: It has been demonstrated that base station cooperation can reduce co-channel interference (CCI) and increase cellular system capacity. In this work, we consider another approach by dividing the system into picocells through denser base station deployment. For a two-dimensional hexagon cellular array and the propagation model under consideration, we observe that the operating regime shifts from interference-limited to noise-limited when the density increases to about 20 base stations per km<sup>2</sup>. To compare the performance of both approaches, we adopt a criterion to maximize the minimum served spectral efficiency with a certain user outage constraint. Simulations show that denser base station deployment outperforms suboptimal cooperation schemes (zero-forcing) when the density increases beyond 3~12 base stations per km<sup>2</sup>, the exact value depending on the rules of outage user selection. However, close-to-optimal cooperation schemes (zero-forcing with dirty-paper-coding) are always superior to denser base station deployment.
    Signals, Systems and Computers, 2007. ACSSC 2007. Conference Record of the Forty-First Asilomar Conference on; 12/2007

Publication Stats

18k Citations
126.37 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2011
    • Alcatel Lucent
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2006
    • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
      • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      New Brunswick, NJ, United States
  • 2000–2004
    • National Tsing Hua University
      • Department of Electrical Engineering
      Hsinchu, Taiwan, Taiwan
  • 1999
    • National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
      • Department of Electrical Engineering
      Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
    • University of Victoria
      • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
      Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1988–1999
    • AT&T Labs
      Austin, Texas, United States
  • 1993
    • University of California, Berkeley
      Berkeley, California, United States