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Interferometric noise characterization of a 2-D time-spreading wavelength-hopping OCDMA network using FBG encoding and decoding

Michie, W.C. and Andonovic, I. and Atkinson, R.C. and Deng, Yanhua and Szefer, Jakub and Bres, Camille-Sophie and Huang, Yue Kai and Glesk, I. and Prucnal, Paul and Sasaki, Kensuke and Gupta, Gyaneshwar (2007) Interferometric noise characterization of a 2-D time-spreading wavelength-hopping OCDMA network using FBG encoding and decoding. Journal of Optical Networking, 6 (6). pp. 663-676. ISSN 1536-5379

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Abstract

The results of a range of experimental characterization exercises of interferometric noise for the case of a representative 2-D time-spreading wavelength-hopping optical code family are presented. Interferometric noise is evaluated at a data rate of 2.5 Gbits/s within an OCDMA network emulation test bed established utilizing fiber Bragg grating encoders/decoders. The results demonstrate that this form of noise introduces significant system power penalties and must be taken into consideration in any OCDMA network designs and implementations.