On the capacity bounds for poisson interference channels

Lifeng Lai, Yingbin Liang, Shlomo Shamai Shitz

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The Poisson interference channel, which models optical communication systems with multiple transceivers in the short-noise-limited regime, is investigated. Conditions for the strong interference regime are characterized and the corresponding capacity region is derived, which is the same as that of the compound Poisson multiple-access channel with each receiver decoding both messages. For the cases when the strong interference conditions are not satisfied, inner and outer bounds on the capacity region are derived. The inner bound is derived via approximating the Poisson interference channel by a binary interference channel and then evaluating the corresponding Han-Kobayashi region. The outer bounds are obtained via various techniques, including noise reduction, genie-aided scheme, and channel transformation. The Poisson Z-interference channel is then studied. The sum rate capacity is obtained when the cross link coefficient is either sufficiently small or sufficiently large.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6954442
Pages (from-to)223-238
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Capacity region
  • Interference channel
  • Poisson channel
  • Sum rate capacity
  • Z-interference channel

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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