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Effect of physical layer impairments on SUM and AND detection strategies for 2-D optical CDMA

Meenakshi, M. and Andonovic, I. (2005) Effect of physical layer impairments on SUM and AND detection strategies for 2-D optical CDMA. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 17 (5). pp. 1112-1114. ISSN 1041-1135

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Abstract

The effect of physical layer impairments on the error performance of two-dimensional wavelength hopping/time spreading optical code-division multiple-access (OCDMA) systems is investigated for SUM and AND detection strategies. Relative intensity noise of the optical source, the signal-dependent shot noise, optical beat noise, and thermal noise at the receiver, fundamental issues in the design of OCDMA systems, are included in the bit-error-rate analysis. The analysis indicates that the SUM detection scheme is more robust in a noisy environment.