End-to-end Deep Learning of Optical Fiber Communications. (arXiv:1804.04097v2 [cs.IT] UPDATED)

In this paper, we implement an optical fiber communication system as an end-to-end deep neural network, including the complete chain of transmitter, channel model, and receiver. This approach enables the optimization of the transceiver in a single end-to-end process. We illustrate the benefits of this method by applying it to intensity modulation/direct detection (IM/DD) systems and show that we can achieve bit error rates below the 6.7\% hard-decision forward error correction (HD-FEC) threshold. We model all componentry of the transmitter and receiver, as well as the fiber channel, and apply deep learning to find transmitter and receiver configurations minimizing the symbol error rate. We propose and verify in simulations a training method that yields robust and flexible transceivers that allow---without reconfiguration---reliable transmission over a large range of link dispersions. The results from end-to-end deep learning are successfully verified for the first time in an experiment 查看全文>>