A Subcarrier Multiplexed CDM Optical Local Area Network, Theory and Experiment

Farideh Khaleghi, Mohsen Kavehrad

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    In this paper, a hybrid scheme is proposed for the purpose of suppressing the effects of external modulation and/or laser nonlinearities in subcarrier multiplexing (SCM) fiber optic communications systems. Hybrid CDMA/FDMA combines two schemes in such a way that the resulting hybrid network is robust against interference and is much more spectrally efficient than a CDMA system. Several possible architectures are introduced for the hybrid CDMA/FDMA subcarrier fiber optic local area network (LAN). The networks utilize CDMA and SCM, an asynchronous multiple access scheme. Direct sequence spread spectrum multiple access (DS/SSMA), the most common form of CDMA is employed. It is shown that by using the code sequence sets for which the shift-and-add property holds, intermodulation products (IMP's) and harmonics have a similar interferencelike effect as nonmatching sequences do. Owing to the fact that shift-and-add property holds for conventional spreading sequences, suppression of nonlinear distortions is examined. An average error probability performance evaluation of the selected configuration is presented for a transceiver pair. In analysis of the system, we assume the interference term arising from other users is Gaussian distributed. The results are compared to that obtained by exact evaluation of interference distribution using Gauss quadrature rule integration (GQR) method. We compare the performance of this scheme for two different code sequence lengths. We also present some preliminary experimental results on the proposed LAN implementation as well as its measured transmission performance. The results show promise.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)75-87
    Number of pages13
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 1995

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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