Kramers-Kronig coherent receiver

Cristian Antonelli, Antonio Mecozzi, Mark Shtaif, Xi Chen, Sethumadhavan Chandrasekhar, Peter J. Winzer

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We review the principles underpinning the Kramers-Kronig (KK) receiver operation and its various implementations. These include direct-detection based schemes, where the information-carrying signal is transmitted along with a CW field that is necessary for the implementation of the KK algorithm, as well as other schemes, where the CW is added at the receiver, owing to the availability of a local oscillator. Polarization-multiplexing with the KK receiver will also be discussed. Finally, an up-to-date review of the experimental implementations of KK transceiver solutions will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNext-Generation Optical Communication
Subtitle of host publicationComponents, Sub-Systems, and Systems VII
EditorsXiang Zhou, Guifang Li
ISBN (Electronic)9781510616073
StatePublished - 2018
EventNext-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems VII 2018 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 29 Jan 201831 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


ConferenceNext-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems VII 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Coherent systems
  • Direct-detection systems
  • Kramers-Kronig receiver
  • Phase retrival

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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