Is optical CDMA viable technique for broadband networks?

Ivan Glesk, Varghese Baby, Camille S. Brès, Paul R. Prucnal, Wing C. Kwong

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The need for high speed communications together with availability of novel photonic devices have triggered a development of broadband optical networks. Current techniques for accessing bandwidth in a multi-user environment in optical networks rely on dense wavelength-division multiple access (DWDMA) and time-division multiple access (TDMA) approaches. On the other hand, code-division multiple access (CDMA) has been used more in RF wireless communication systems. However, by combining CDMA approaches with emerging optical technologies and novel code design, optical CDMA systems that provide unique multi-user access to shared optical bandwidth can be realized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number61801K
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2006
EventPhotonics, Devices and Systems III - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Jun 8 2005Jun 11 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Broadcast and select architecture
  • Carrier-hopping prime code
  • Code-drop filter
  • Optical CDMA


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