Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a nonlinear fiber-based optical autocorrelation peak discriminator. The approach exploits four-wave mixing in a 37-cm highly-nonlinear bismuth-oxide fiber that provides a passive and compact means for rejecting cross-correlation peaks. The autocorrelation peak discriminator plays an important role in improving the detection of optical CDMA signals. Eye diagrams and bit-error rates are measured at different power ratios. Significant receiver sensitivity improvements are obtained and error-floors are removed. The experimental results show that the autocorrelation peak discriminator works well even when the amplitudes of individual cross-correlation peaks are higher than that of the autocorrelation peak.

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2004

Z. Jiang, D. S. Seo, S.-D. Yang, D. E. Leaird, R. V. Roussev, C. Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and A. M. Weiner, “Low-power high-contrast coded waveform discrimination at 10 GHz via nonlinear processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1778–1780 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002

J. H. Lee, P. C. Teh, Z. Yusoff, M. Ibsen, W. Belardi, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, “A holey fiber-based nonlinear thresholding device for optical CDMA receiver performance enhancement,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 876–878 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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K.-L. Deng, I. Glesk, K. I. Kang, and P. R. Prucnal, “Unbalanced TOAD for optical data and clock separation in self-clocked transparent OTDM networks,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9(6), 830–832 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Andonovic, I.

Atkinson, R.

Belardi, W.

J. H. Lee, P. C. Teh, Z. Yusoff, M. Ibsen, W. Belardi, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, “A holey fiber-based nonlinear thresholding device for optical CDMA receiver performance enhancement,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 876–878 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Bres, C.-S.

Brès, C.-S.

Bubnov, M. M.

Deng, K.-L.

K.-L. Deng, I. Glesk, K. I. Kang, and P. R. Prucnal, “Unbalanced TOAD for optical data and clock separation in self-clocked transparent OTDM networks,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9(6), 830–832 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Deng, Y.

Fejer, M. M.

Z. Jiang, D. S. Seo, S.-D. Yang, D. E. Leaird, R. V. Roussev, C. Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and A. M. Weiner, “Low-power high-contrast coded waveform discrimination at 10 GHz via nonlinear processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1778–1780 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Glesk, I.

Gupta, G.

Hamanaka, T.

Huang, Y. K.

Huang, Y.-K.

Ibsen, M.

J. H. Lee, P. C. Teh, Z. Yusoff, M. Ibsen, W. Belardi, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, “A holey fiber-based nonlinear thresholding device for optical CDMA receiver performance enhancement,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 876–878 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, Z.

Z. Jiang, D. S. Seo, S.-D. Yang, D. E. Leaird, R. V. Roussev, C. Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and A. M. Weiner, “Low-power high-contrast coded waveform discrimination at 10 GHz via nonlinear processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1778–1780 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kang, K. I.

K.-L. Deng, I. Glesk, K. I. Kang, and P. R. Prucnal, “Unbalanced TOAD for optical data and clock separation in self-clocked transparent OTDM networks,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9(6), 830–832 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kitayama, K.

Kravtsov, K.

Langrock, C.

Z. Jiang, D. S. Seo, S.-D. Yang, D. E. Leaird, R. V. Roussev, C. Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and A. M. Weiner, “Low-power high-contrast coded waveform discrimination at 10 GHz via nonlinear processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1778–1780 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Leaird, D. E.

Z. Jiang, D. S. Seo, S.-D. Yang, D. E. Leaird, R. V. Roussev, C. Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and A. M. Weiner, “Low-power high-contrast coded waveform discrimination at 10 GHz via nonlinear processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1778–1780 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lee, J. H.

J. H. Lee, P. C. Teh, Z. Yusoff, M. Ibsen, W. Belardi, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, “A holey fiber-based nonlinear thresholding device for optical CDMA receiver performance enhancement,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 876–878 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Michie, C.

Monro, T. M.

J. H. Lee, P. C. Teh, Z. Yusoff, M. Ibsen, W. Belardi, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, “A holey fiber-based nonlinear thresholding device for optical CDMA receiver performance enhancement,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 876–878 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Prucnal, P.

Prucnal, P. R.

Richardson, D. J.

J. H. Lee, P. C. Teh, Z. Yusoff, M. Ibsen, W. Belardi, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, “A holey fiber-based nonlinear thresholding device for optical CDMA receiver performance enhancement,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 876–878 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Roussev, R. V.

Z. Jiang, D. S. Seo, S.-D. Yang, D. E. Leaird, R. V. Roussev, C. Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and A. M. Weiner, “Low-power high-contrast coded waveform discrimination at 10 GHz via nonlinear processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1778–1780 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sasaki, K.

Seo, D. S.

Z. Jiang, D. S. Seo, S.-D. Yang, D. E. Leaird, R. V. Roussev, C. Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and A. M. Weiner, “Low-power high-contrast coded waveform discrimination at 10 GHz via nonlinear processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1778–1780 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Szefer, J.

Teh, P. C.

J. H. Lee, P. C. Teh, Z. Yusoff, M. Ibsen, W. Belardi, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, “A holey fiber-based nonlinear thresholding device for optical CDMA receiver performance enhancement,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 876–878 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wada, N.

Wang, X.

Weiner, A. M.

Z. Jiang, D. S. Seo, S.-D. Yang, D. E. Leaird, R. V. Roussev, C. Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and A. M. Weiner, “Low-power high-contrast coded waveform discrimination at 10 GHz via nonlinear processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1778–1780 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yang, S.-D.

Z. Jiang, D. S. Seo, S.-D. Yang, D. E. Leaird, R. V. Roussev, C. Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and A. M. Weiner, “Low-power high-contrast coded waveform discrimination at 10 GHz via nonlinear processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1778–1780 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yusoff, Z.

J. H. Lee, P. C. Teh, Z. Yusoff, M. Ibsen, W. Belardi, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, “A holey fiber-based nonlinear thresholding device for optical CDMA receiver performance enhancement,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 876–878 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

K.-L. Deng, I. Glesk, K. I. Kang, and P. R. Prucnal, “Unbalanced TOAD for optical data and clock separation in self-clocked transparent OTDM networks,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9(6), 830–832 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. H. Lee, P. C. Teh, Z. Yusoff, M. Ibsen, W. Belardi, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, “A holey fiber-based nonlinear thresholding device for optical CDMA receiver performance enhancement,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 876–878 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Z. Jiang, D. S. Seo, S.-D. Yang, D. E. Leaird, R. V. Roussev, C. Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and A. M. Weiner, “Low-power high-contrast coded waveform discrimination at 10 GHz via nonlinear processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1778–1780 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Netw.

Opt. Express

Other

X. Lei, I. Glesk, V. Baby, and P. R. Prucnal, “Multiple access interference (MAI) noise reduction in a 2D optical CDMA system using ultrafast optical thresholding,” Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2, 591- 592 (2004).

G.-C. Yang, and W. C. Kwong, “Prime Codes with applications to CDMA Optical and Wireless Networks,” Artech House, Norwood, Massachusetts, (2002)

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