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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1990
  • pp: 585–587

Coherent optical fiber communications system using all-optical correlation processing

D. D. Sampson and D. A. Jackson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 15, Issue 10, pp. 585-587 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.15.000585


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Abstract

We propose a point-to-point or single-ended communications technique based on single-mode optical fibers that uses all-optical pulse multiplexing at the transmitter and coherent optical correlation at the receiver. This technique shows potential for application to secure untappable communications, fiber local-area networks, and optical ranging in the presence of a strong white-light background. The system can employ a low-coherence source, is insensitive to source phase noise and polarization-state rotation in the fiber link, and uses simple electronic threshold detection. Coherent correlation and anticorrelation are demonstrated experimentally, and practical requirements are examined.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 14, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 1990
Published: May 15, 1990

Citation
D. D. Sampson and D. A. Jackson, "Coherent optical fiber communications system using all-optical correlation processing," Opt. Lett. 15, 585-587 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-15-10-585

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