A spectral encoding system based on planar waveguide integrated optics
Babich, Cooper Dominic
Master of Science
The need for bandwidth at the access level has driven the development of many new multiple access schemes. This paper explores a spectral encoding scheme for Optical CDMA, in which bipolar communication is accomplished by an optical chip based on planar waveguide technology. A computer model of the planar waveguide encoder/decoder is developed and used to characterize the proposed optical chip. The model is then refined by the integration of data taken from an 8 channel AWG. The simulations indicate that bit error rates (BER) of 10-9 are possible for systems as large as 32 channels.
Electronics; Electrical engineering; Optics