To support multimedia services with different discrete bit-rate requirements, families of multilength optical codes, such as the carrier-hopping prime code (CHPC), extended CHPC, and multiwavelength optical orthogonal code, were recently constructed for wavelength-time optical code-division multiple-access (O-CDMA). In this paper, the performances of these multilength optical codes in a multimedia O-CDMA system with a variable-weight operation are analyzed. Our study shows that short-length codes generate stronger interference than long-length codes. This supports services prioritization in O-CDMA. Our study also shows that code weight is a more important factor than code length in determining code performance.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Multimedia services
- Multiple length
- Optical code division multiple access
- Variable weight
- Wavelength-time code