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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 4 — Apr. 3, 2007
  • pp: 380–390

Performance analysis of electronic code-division multiple-access control signaling for WDM packet networks

Nishaanthan Nadarajah, Elaine Wong, and Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 6, Issue 4, pp. 380-390 (2007)

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We present the performance limitations of an electronic code-division-multiple-access-based control signaling mechanism for wavelength division multiplexed packet networks. In this mechanism, a unique electronic code is allocated to each wavelength channel in the network and therefore can be electronically identified without a wavelength demultiplexer. We analyze the scalability of the signaling mechanism in the presence of noise and interference, and the optimum power tapping ratio for the error-free recovery of the payload data and electronic code-division-multiple-access-based control signal. Theoretical analyses were performed for the optimum control arm power tapping ratio for varying modulation depth and the transmission bit rate of the payload data signal.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

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Original Manuscript: January 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Nishaanthan Nadarajah, Elaine Wong, and Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, "Performance analysis of electronic code-division multiple-access control signaling for WDM packet networks," J. Opt. Netw. 6, 380-390 (2007)

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