A new correlator receiver architecture based on a modified version of unipolar-bipolar correlation is proposed for noncoherent optical fiber code-division multiple-access (CDMA) networks. For this architecture, the receiver average bit-error rate (BER) performance is numerically evaluated as a function of the received optical power for noncoherent transmission and direct detection with the number of simultaneous users as a parameter. The BER performance is also evaluated by a closed-form formula that is developed in this paper. Comparison of the results from the latter with numerical results show that, the formula provides a good approximation to the system performance. Furthermore, the closed form solution suggests that the system can achieve the same capacity as a CDMA system using coherent detection.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering