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A scalable wavelength-hopping, time-spreading optical-CDMA system

Patel, Prachi and Baby, Varghese and Xu, Lei and Rand, Darren and Glesk, Ivan and Prucnal, Paul R. (2003) A scalable wavelength-hopping, time-spreading optical-CDMA system. In: The 16th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2003 (LEOS 2003). IEEE, pp. 1048-1049. ISBN 0780378881

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Abstract

In this paper, we have shown that optical code division multiplexing (O-CDMA) systems at 10 Gb/s that can support at least 10 simultaneous users with BER<10-9 can be effectively designed for implementation in real networks. The carrier-hopping prime code is chosen to offer the optimum correlation values and maximum cardinality while providing a satisfactory bit error rate (BER). The encoder design can be advantageous of scalability allowed by increasing the code matrix size and the complementary decoder reduces cardinality limitations.