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Rapidly reconfigurable optical phase encoder-decoders based on fiber Bragg gratings

Zhang, Z., Tian, C., Mokhtar, M.R., Petropoulos, P., Richardson, D.J. and Ibsen, M. (2006) Rapidly reconfigurable optical phase encoder-decoders based on fiber Bragg gratings IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 18, (11), pp. 1216-1218. (doi:10.1109/LPT.2006.875062).

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Abstract

We demonstrate the capacity for fast dynamic reconfiguration of optical code-division multiple access (OCDMA) phase en/decoders based on fiber Bragg gratings and a thermal phase-tuning technique. The tuning time between two different phase codes is measured to be less than 2 s. An OCDMA system using tunable-phase decoders is compared with a system using fixed-phase decoders and, although the system using fixed-phase decoders exhibits a shorter output autocorrelation pulsewidth and lower sidelobes, the system using tunable-phase decoders has advantages of flexibility and a more relaxed requirement on the input pulsewidth.

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Published date: 2006

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Local EPrints ID: 42400
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/42400
ISSN: 1041-1135
PURE UUID: 4112c21a-733c-4db4-a32f-9359fd625e60
ORCID for P. Petropoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1576-8034

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Date deposited: 11 Dec 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:22

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Author: Z. Zhang
Author: C. Tian
Author: M.R. Mokhtar
Author: P. Petropoulos ORCID iD
Author: D.J. Richardson
Author: M. Ibsen

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