This paper investigates a channel model describing optical
communication based on intensity modulation. It is assumed that the
main distortion is caused by additive Gaussian noise, however, with a
noise variance depending on the current signal strength. Both the
high-power and low-power asymptotic capacities under simultaneously
both a peak-power and an average-power constraint are derived.
The high-power results are based on a new firm (nonasymptotic) lower
bound and a new asymptotic upper bound. The upper bound relies on a
dual expression for channel capacity and the notion of capacity-achieving
input distributions that escape to infinity. The lower bound is
based on a new lower bound on the differential entropy of the channel
output in terms of the differential entropy of the channel input.
The low-power results make use of a theorem by Prelov and van der
Channel capacity, direct detection, escaping to infinity, Gaussian
noise, high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), low signal-to-noise ratio
(SNR), optical communication.
-||- _|_ _|_ / __|__ Stefan M. Moser
[-] --__|__ /__\ /__ Senior Researcher & Lecturer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
_|_ -- --|- _ / / Adj. Professor, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan
/ \  \| |_| / \/ Web: http://moser-isi.ethz.ch/
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