The Performance of Optical Fiber Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum Multiple-Access Communications Systems

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Because of the random nature of the photodetection process and the multiple-user interference, an exact analysis of avalanche photodiode (APD)-based optical code division multiple-access (CDMA) communications systems is intractable and quite often, Monte Carlo (MC) simulations which yield exact estimates of system performance in terms of bit error rates (BER's) require a prohibitive computational burden. In this paper, a quick and accurate MC method for simulating APD-based optical CDMA systems is presented. In particular, a performance analysis of optical CDMA systems employing optical orthogonal and prime sequence codes is undertaken.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2662-2666
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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