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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 15926–15937

Chip-interleaved optical code division multiple access relying on a photon-counting iterative successive interference canceller for free-space optical channels

Xiaolin Zhou, Xiaowei Zheng, Rong Zhang, and Lajos Hanzo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 15926-15937 (2013)

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In this paper, we design a novel Poisson photon-counting based iterative successive interference cancellation (SIC) scheme for transmission over free-space optical (FSO) channels in the presence of both multiple access interference (MAI) as well as Gamma-Gamma atmospheric turbulence fading, shot-noise and background light. Our simulation results demonstrate that the proposed scheme exhibits a strong MAI suppression capability. Importantly, an order of magnitude of BER improvements may be achieved compared to the conventional chip-level optical code-division multiple-access (OCDMA) photon-counting detector.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2013
Published: June 26, 2013

Xiaolin Zhou, Xiaowei Zheng, Rong Zhang, and Lajos Hanzo, "Chip-interleaved optical code division multiple access relying on a photon-counting iterative successive interference canceller for free-space optical channels," Opt. Express 21, 15926-15937 (2013)

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