Is optical CDMA viable technique for broadband networks?

I. Glesk, Varghese Baby, Camille-Sophie Brès, Paul R. Prucnal, Wing C. Kwong

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The need for high speed communications together with availability of novel photonic devices have triggered a development of broadband optical networks. Current techniques for accessing bandwidth in a multi-user environment in optical networks rely on dense wavelength-division multiple access (DWDMA) and time-division multiple access (TDMA) approaches. On the other hand, code-division multiple access (CDMA) has been used more in RF wireless communication systems. However, by combining CDMA approaches with emerging optical technologies and novel code design, optical CDMA systems that provide unique multi-user access to shared optical bandwidth can be realized.

Original languageEnglish
Article number61801K
JournalProceedings of SPIE
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2006
EventSPIE Photonics, Devices, and Systems III - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 8 Jun 200511 Jun 2005



  • code-division multiple access (CDMA)
  • optical CDMA systems
  • broadband optical networks

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Glesk, I., Baby, V., Brès, C-S., Prucnal, P. R., & Kwong, W. C. (2006). Is optical CDMA viable technique for broadband networks? Proceedings of SPIE, 6180, [61801K].