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Journal of Lightwave Technology


  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2003
  • pp: 406–

Performance Analysis of AtmosphericOptical PPM CDMA Systems

Tomoaki Ohtsuki

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 406- (2003)

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We propose atmospheric optical code-division multiple-access (CDMA) systems. We analyze the bit-error rate of the proposed system using pulse-position modulation (PPM) with considering the effects of the scintillation,avalanche photodiode noise, thermal noise, and multi-user interference. We show that the atmospheric optical CDMA systems can realize high-speed communications when the logarithm variance of the scintillation is small. When s2 is large, we need to use forward-error correction codes.


Tomoaki Ohtsuki, "Performance Analysis of AtmosphericOptical PPM CDMA Systems," J. Lightwave Technol. 21, 406- (2003)

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