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2D time domain spectral phase encoding/wavelength hopping coherent DPSK-OCDMA system using fiber Bragg gratings and phase modulator
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Paper Abstract

We propose and experimentally demonstrate a reconfigurable two-dimensional (temporal-spectral) time domain spectral phase encoding (SPE) scheme for coherent optical code-division-multiple-access (OCDMA) application. The time-domain SPE scheme is robust to wavelength drift of the light source and is very flexible and compatible with the fiber optical system. In the proposed scheme, the ultra-short optical pulse is stretched by dispersive device and the SPE is done in time domain using high speed phase modulator. A Fiber Bragg Gratings array is used for generating the two-dimensional wavelength hopping pattern while the high speed phase modulator is used for generating the spectral phase pattern. The proposed scheme can enable simultaneous generation of the time domain spectral phase encoding and DPSK data modulation using only a single phase modulator. In the experiment, the two-dimensional SPE codes have been generated and modulated with 2.5-Gb/s DPSK data using a single phase modulator. Transmission of the 2.5-Gb/s DPSK data over 49km fiber with BER<10-9 has been demonstrated successfully. The proposed scheme exhibits the potential to simplify the architecture and improve the security of the OCDMA system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7988, Optical Transmission Systems, Switching, and Subsystems VIII, 79880R (18 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887977
Show Author Affiliations
Zhensen Gao, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Bo Dai, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Xu Wang, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Nobuyuki Kataoka, NICT (Japan)
Naoya Wada, NICT (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7988:
Optical Transmission Systems, Switching, and Subsystems VIII
Yikai Su; Ernesto Ciaramella; Xiang Liu; Naoya Wada, Editor(s)

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