Analysis of PAPR in optical OFDM systems with grouped LEDs

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    The need for multiple transmit chains poses a major challenge in optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system utilising grouped light emitting diodes (LEDs) for the purpose of peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) reduction. Thus, recent study propose the use of pilot-assisted (PA) electrical PAPR reduction technique to further reduce PAPR and limit the number of transmit chains in the system. This paper presents the application of order statistics to derive the analytical solutions of PAPR distributions in the PA optical OFDM system utilising grouped LEDs. It is shown that the results obtained via analysis are in good agreement with that of computer simulations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)48-54
    Number of pages7
    JournalOptik: International Journal for Light and Electron Optics
    Early online date7 Sept 2017
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017


    • LEDs
    • PARP reduction technique
    • optical systems
    • Wireless communication
    • grouped LEDs
    • PAPR reduction analysis
    • pilot symbol
    • order statistics
    • Pilot symbol
    • Order statistics
    • Grouped LEDs
    • Optical OFDM

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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