Effects of fiber dispersion on the performance of optical CDMA systems

Seyed Mohammad Saleh Seyedzadeh Kharazi, Ghafour Amouzad Mahdiraji, Ratna Kalos Zakiah Sahbudin, Ahmad Fauzi Abas, Siti Barirah Ahmad Anas

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In recent years, Optical Code Division Multiple Access (OCDMA) system had received great attentions due to its potential to support applications with various data rates and Quality of Service requirements in physical layer. Since the main part of any fiber-based transmission system is the optical fiber itself, OCDMA also suffers from fiber impairments especially dispersion. In this paper, a review of fiber dispersion effects on system performance of different coding techniques is presented, focusing on single mode fiber. The different coding techniques include direct-sequence, spectral amplitude encoding and wavelength hopping/time spreading. In addition, the basic dispersion compensation approaches, which have been proposed in the literature, for these particular coding schemes are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-320
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Optical Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2012


  • optical fibre communication
  • chromatic dispersion
  • group velocity dispersion
  • optical CDMA


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