Bit-error rate computation of optical CDMA communication systems by large deviations theory

T. K. Tang, Khaled Letaief

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Recently, there has been a lot of interest in using code-division multiple access (CDMA) for optical fiber communication systems. In this letter, we present a technique for estimating the bit error rate of optical CDMA communication systems employing avalanche photodiode receivers. The proposed technique, which is based on large deviations theory, is featured as a simple, accurate, and flexible method for performance evaluation of such systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1422-1428
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes



  • Code division multiaccess
  • Error probability
  • Large deviations theory
  • Optical communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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