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Error Correction Code Failure Rate Analysis for Parity-Check-Coded Optical Recording Systems

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We propose semi-analytical approaches for estimating the failure rate of interleaved error correction code (ECC) for parity-check (PC)-coded optical recording systems. We demonstrate the accuracy of the proposed approaches using simulation results. We further evaluate the ECC failure rate (EFR) of a PC-coded optical recording system. The analysis shows that with optimum interleaving degrees, the 4-bit constrained PC code achieves a gain of 0.6 dB over the rate 9/13 code without parity at EFR =10-16.

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