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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 679–685

Design of 10Gbps optical encoder/decoder structure for FE-OCDMA system using SOA and opto-VLSI processors

Muhsen Aljada, Seow Hwang Eng, and Kamal Alameh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 679-685 (2008)

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In this paper we propose and experimentally demonstrate a reconfigurable 10Gbps frequency-encoded (1D) encoder/decoder structure for optical code division multiple access (OCDMA). The encoder is constructed using a single semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) and 1D reflective Opto-VLSI processor. The SOA generates broadband amplified spontaneous emission that is dynamically sliced using digital phase holograms loaded onto the Opto-VLSI processor to generate 1D codewords. The selected wavelengths are injected back into the same SOA for amplifications. The decoder is constructed using single Opto-VLSI processor only. The encoded signal can successfully be retrieved at the decoder side only when the digital phase holograms of the encoder and the decoder are matched. The system performance is measured in terms of the auto-correlation and cross-correlation functions as well as the eye diagram.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(070.4550) Fourier optics and signal processing : Correlators
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

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Original Manuscript: November 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2008
Published: January 8, 2008

Muhsen Aljada, Seow Hwang, and Kamal Alameh, "Design of 10Gbps optical encoder/decoder structure for FE-OCDMA system using SOA and opto-VLSI processors," Opt. Express 16, 679-685 (2008)

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