Iterative Nonlinearity Mitigation and Decoding for LED Communications
The light-emitting diode (LED) is the major source of nonlinearity in LED communication systems, which needs to be carefully handled to avoid significant performance degradation. Post-distortion is an effective and convenient way to compensate the nonlinear distortion at the receiver side. In this work, we propose a soft-in-soft-out (SISO) post-distorter, which works with a SISO decoder iteratively by exchanging log-likelihood ratios (LLRs) of the coded bits at the receiver. It is demonstrated that the proposed iterative technique can achieve a remarkable performance gain compared to the conventional post-distortion technique in the literature.