The application of SOA for dispersion management of 2D-WH/TS codesin incoherent OCDMA system

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Abstract

In high data rate optical fibre communication networks, dispersion phenomenon plays a pivotal role. It is important to investigate the dispersion effects in a multi-wavelength picosecond optical code division multiple access (OCDMA) system. This research is focused on the analysis of the effects of fibre dispersion on the OCDMA autocorrelation; and how these effects can be resolved in a tuneable way so that the originally recovered OCDMA autocorrelation function at the decoder receiver can be revived without further manual adjustment of fibre (SMF-28) cable lengths.The environmental effects and the subsequent mitigation process are also investigated further in this research. The chirp in OCDMA is examined experimentally and analytically in an initiative to find the more in-depth understanding of finely tuneable chromatic dispersion (CD) compensation technique in a coarsely compensated link by using semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). A practical investigation was carried over a partially CD compensated 17 km bidirectional testbed between the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow to perform the fine-tuning of CD adjustment using SOA.A 19.5 km SMF-28 fibre spool was also used in an environmental chamber to investigate the temperature induced dispersion effects and subsequent mitigation. The tuneable dispersion compensation measures are vital to ensure the high data rate optical communication using an all-optical approach in future data network end-points where the advantages of ultra-high speed optical communication bandwidth are at present disrupted due to opto-electronic conversions commonly known as 'electronic bottlenecks'.
Date of Award1 Sep 2017
LanguageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University Of Strathclyde
SponsorsUniversity of Strathclyde
SupervisorIvan Glesk (Supervisor) & Vladimir Stankovic (Supervisor)

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