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1 December 2010 Polarization diversity scheme on spectral polarization coding optical code-division multiple-access network
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We present an experiment demonstrating the spectral-polarization coding optical code-division multiple-access system introduced with a nonideal state of polarization (SOP) matching conditions. In the proposed system, the encoding and double balanced-detection processes are implemented using a polarization-diversity scheme. Because of the quasiorthogonality of Hadamard codes combining with array waveguide grating routers and a polarization beam splitter, the proposed codec pair can encode-decode multiple code words of Hadamard code while retaining the ability for multiple-access interference cancellation. The experimental results demonstrate that when the system is maintained with an orthogonal SOP for each user, an effective reduction in the phase-induced intensity noise is obtained. The analytical SNR values are found to overstate the experimental results by around 2 dB when the received effective power is large. This is mainly limited by insertion losses of components and a nonflattened optical light source. Furthermore, the matching conditions can be improved by decreasing nonideal influences.
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Chih-Ta Yen, Jen-Fa Huang, Yao-Tang Chang, and Bo-Hau Chen "Polarization diversity scheme on spectral polarization coding optical code-division multiple-access network," Optical Engineering 49(12), 125005 (1 December 2010).
Published: 1 December 2010

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