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Transfer Learning Aided Neural Networks for Nonlinear Equalization in Short-Reach Direct Detection Systems

Z Xu, C Sun, T Ji, H Ji, W Shieh

2020 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition, OFC 2020 - Proceedings | OSA - Optical Society of America | Published : 2020

Abstract

Transfer learning-aided NNs are proposed for nonlinear equalization in a 50-Gb/s 20-km PAM4 link. About 90% reduction in epochs and 56% in training symbols are achieved with NNs transferred from the most similar source system.

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