Polarized optical orthogonal code for optical code division multiple access systems

N. Tarhuni*, M. Elmusrati, T. Korhonen

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In this paper a Polarized Optical Orthogonal Code (Polarized-OOC) is proposed by exploiting the polarization property of the fiber and the chip's polarization state. The polarized-OOC code is generated using the concept of Mark Position Difference (MPD) set. Polarized-OOC code cardinality is shown to be two times that of the conventional OOC which reflects an increase in the number of supported users. Furthermore, since the correlation properties of the constructed code are the same as that of conventional OOC, error rate performance is evaluated in the same way as in conventional OOC. Also, a simple procedure for fiber-induced polarization rotation compensation is introduced. We then use simulations to show that relative polarization axis misalignment between the desired user and interfering users leads to violation of the correlation properties of the proposed code.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-136
Number of pages12
JournalProgress in Electromagnetics Research
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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