In this paper, forward error correction schemes are discussed for application in the multigigabit-per-second optical channel. The proposed schemes, based on specific convolutional codes which allow simple decoding techniques, represent a valid alternative, in terms of performance and complexity, to the recommended Reed-Solomon codes.
Alternative to Reed-Solomon codes for forward error correction on optical channels / COLAVOLPE G.; PRATI G; PAGANO F. - 4417(2001), pp. 254-259. [10.1117/12.441303]