Performance Evaluation of Spectral Amplitude Codes for OCDMA PON

Maisara Binti Othman, Jesper Bevensee Jensen, Xu Zhang, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

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In this paper, we present a performance evaluation of three codes; enhanced double weight (EDW), random diagonal (RD) and zero cross correlation (ZCC) for 10 Gb/s x 4 user, 20 km standard SMF transmission link for OCDMA PON. These SAC codes have ideal in-phase cross-correlation properties to reduce the MAI effects in OCDMA. The performance has been characterized through received optical power (ROP) sensitivity and dispersion tolerance assessments. The numerical results show that the ZCC code has a slightly better performance compared to the other two codes for the ROP and similar behavior against the dispersion tolerence. In the analysis we also consider the character of the code properties and the flexibility as criteria for OCDMA PON network instead of the performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationONDM 2011 : 15th International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-3-901882-42-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event15th Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 8 Feb 201110 Feb 2011
Conference number: 15


Conference15th Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling
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Bibliographical note

IEEE Catalog Number CFP1155D-ART


  • Multiple access interference (MAI)
  • Optical code division multiple access (OCDMA
  • Passive optical network (PON)
  • Spectral amplitude coding (SAC)

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