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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2351–2353

Experimental demonstration of coherent OCDMA using heterodyne detection

Yi Yang, Keith G. Petrillo, Hong-Fu Ting, Jacob B. Khurgin, A. Brinton Cooper, and Mark A. Foster  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 13, pp. 2351-2353 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002351


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Abstract

We present the first experimental demonstration of a practical, fully coherent, optical code division multiple access (OCDMA) scheme that can fully suppress multiple access interference (MAI) and speckle noise without phase locking or thresholding and gating. The scheme is sourced from an optical comb generator and uses spectral phase encoding and a heterodyne receiver with balanced detection. Here we present results for a four-user configuration at 50% load. At 4.5Gbits/s per user, the system achieves a signal to MAI ratio of 648 at a bit error rate of 107.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(070.6110) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial filtering

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: March 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2013
Published: June 28, 2013

Citation
Yi Yang, Keith G. Petrillo, Hong-Fu Ting, Jacob B. Khurgin, A. Brinton Cooper, and Mark A. Foster, "Experimental demonstration of coherent OCDMA using heterodyne detection," Opt. Lett. 38, 2351-2353 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-13-2351


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