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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 969–974

Add/drop multiplexing and TDM signal transmission in an optical CDMA ring network

Biao Chen, Changjian Guo, Jiajia Chen, Linjian Zhang, Qiong Jiang, and Sailing He  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 6, Issue 8, pp. 969-974 (2007)

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It is shown that a ring topology is better than a star topology for an optical-code-division multiple access (OCDMA) network as an optical metropolitan or local area network in terms of security and capacity. Each node in an OCDMA ring network requires an OCDMA add/drop multiplexer. We present what we believe to be a novel OCDMA add/drop multiplexer that can simultaneously add and drop multiple code channels, and a proof-of-feasibility experiment is demonstrated. An OCDMA ring may also adapt code channels for time domain multiplexing and other digital signal transmission systems. An experiment for the synchronized digital hierarchy (SDH) signal over a OCDMA link is demonstrated.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

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Original Manuscript: March 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 25, 2007
Published: July 9, 2007

Biao Chen, Changjian Guo, Jiajia Chen, Linjian Zhang, Qiong Jiang, and Sailing He, "Add/drop multiplexing and TDM signal transmission in an optical CDMA ring network," J. Opt. Netw. 6, 969-974 (2007)

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