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Optical CDMA video transport/switching system
Author(s): James K. Chan
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Paper Abstract

Optical CDMA offers an alternate solution for video transport/switching to WDMA. Optical CDMA potentially provides a large number of virtual optical circuits for video distribution and channel selection. In a video network, it provides asynchronous, multi-rate, multi-channel communication with network scalability, reconfigurability (channel on demand), and network security (provided by inherent CDMA coding). We have demonstrated a video transport/switching system over a distance of 40 Km using discrete optical components in our laboratory. We are currently pursuing Photonic Integrated Circuit implementation. In this paper, we will describe the optical CDMA video transport/switching system concept/features, the demonstration system, and the network applications to Hybrid Fiber/Coaxial, Fiber-To-The-Curb and Fiber-To-The-Home.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3531, All-Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (7 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327087
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James K. Chan, RDL (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3531:
All-Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues
John M. Senior; Chunming Qiao, Editor(s)

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