Extensive research has been carried out on the performance investigation of two-dimensional wavelength hopping/time spreading optical code division multiple access (OCDMA) codes, which are based on picosecond multiwavelength pulses under the influence of temperature variations resulting from changing environmental conditions. Equations have been derived to theoretically evaluate the extent to which such temperature changes will degrade the overall OCDMA system performance. To mitigate these negative effects on the OCDMA system, several steps have been introduced to improve the code robustness. System design improvements have then been investigated. We also found they would help to improve the spectral efficiency.
© 2013 OSA
Original Manuscript: August 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2012
Published: December 17, 2012
Tolulope B. Osadola, Siti K. Idris, Ivan Glesk, and Wing C. Kwong, "Effect of Variations in Environmental Temperature on 2D-WH/TS OCDMA Code Performance," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 5, 68-73 (2013)