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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6048–6063

Design, demonstration and analysis of a modified wavelength-correlating receiver for Incoherent OCDMA system

Heng Zhou, Kun Qiu, and Leyang Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6048-6063 (2011)

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A novel wavelength-correlating receiver for incoherent Optical Code Division Multiple Access (OCDMA) system is proposed and demonstrated in this paper. Enabled by the wavelength conversion based scheme, the proposed receiver can support various code types including one-dimensional optical codes and time-spreading/wavelength-hopping two dimensional codes. Also, a synchronous detection scheme with time-to- wavelength based code acquisition is proposed, by which code acquisition time can be substantially reduced. Moreover, a novel data-validation methodology based on all-optical pulse-width monitoring is introduced for the wavelength-correlating receiver. Experimental demonstration of the new proposed receiver is presented and low bit error rate data-receiving is achieved without optical hard limiting and electronic power thresholding. For the first time, a detailed theoretical performance analysis specialized for the wavelength-correlating receiver is presented. Numerical results show that the overall performance of the proposed receiver prevails over conventional OCDMA receivers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2011
Published: March 17, 2011

Heng Zhou, Kun Qiu, and Leyang Wang, "Design, demonstration and analysis of a modified wavelength-correlating receiver for Incoherent OCDMA system," Opt. Express 19, 6048-6063 (2011)

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