Spread Spectrum Fiber-Optic Local Area Network. Using Optical Processing

Paul R. Prucnal, Mario A. Santoro, Ting Rui Fan

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Spread spectrum code division multiple access (CDMA) allows asynchronous multiple access to a local area network (LAN) with no waiting. The additional bandwidth required by spread spectrum can be accommodated by using a fiber-optic channel and incoherent optical signal processing. New CDMA sequences are designed specifically for optical processing. It is shown that increasing the number of chips per bit, by using optical processing, allows an increase in capacity of a CDMA LAN. An experiment is performed demonstrating the performance of an optical CDMA LAN, operating at 100 Mbd with three users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-554
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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