Comparison of three coherence multiplex system topologies

Arjan Meijerink, R.O. Taniman, G.H.L.M. Heideman, Wim van Etten

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    Coherence multiplexing (CM) is a potentially inexpensive form of optical CDMA, which is particularly suitable for optical access networks or LANs. Various system topologies are known for achieving multiplexing of several CM channels over one optical fiber cable. In this paper, we will consider the parallel array (PA), the discontinuous series (DS) system and the intrinsic-reference ladder (IRL) system, and compare them with regard to noise performance and practical implementation aspects. A modification to the IRL-system is proposed, resulting in a significant improvement in the theoretical noise performance.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 8th annual symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2003
    Event8th Annual Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2003 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 20 Nov 200321 Nov 2003
    Conference number: 8


    Conference8th Annual Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2003


    • IR-45936
    • METIS-213650

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