We show the great potential of nonbinary LDPC convolutional codes (NB-LDPC-CC) with low-latency windowed decoding. It is experimentally demonstrated that NB-LDPC-CC can offer a performance improvement of up to 5 dB compared with binary coding.
Koike-Akino, T., Sugihara, K., Millar, D. S., Pajovic, M., Matsumoto, W., Alvarado, A., … Bayvel, P. (2016). Experimental demonstration of nonbinary LDPC convolutional codes for DP-64QAM/256QAM. In European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC (pp. 562–564). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.