Optical Code Division Multiple Access Systems in High-Speed Telecommunications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F49620-02-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: 99AFO247
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
450 courtney Way, Unit 107, Lafayette, CO, 80026
DUNS: 602673188
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Xiaowei Xia
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 604-0077
Business Contact
 Mark Tanner
Title: Vice President
Phone: (303) 604-0077
Email: mtanner@bnonlinear.com
Research Institution
 University of Colorado
 John Neff
 Campus Box 525
Boulder, CO, 80309
 (303) 492-7135
 Nonprofit college or university
"BNS and University of Colorado at Boulder propose a novel spectral optical code division muliple access (OCDMA) system with bipolar coede capability for use in ultra-high-speed communication applications. A prototype one-dimensional spectral OCDMA systemwill by construted, and the feasibility of a two-dimensional (2-D) OCDMA system will be demonstrated using digital micromirror or liquid crystal spatial light modulators (SLMs). The proposed technology integrates muliple encoders for different users into acompact central unit, reducing overall system costs. The use of a 2-D array modulator enables parallel encoding for multiple users, with certain rows dedicated to each user. The advantage of the proposed system is that the spectral codes arereconfigurable. Each subscriber is able to communicate with all other subscribers. With its spectral bipolar code capability, the system can reject multiple access interference. The system can be made very compact even with large numbers of subscriberswhen large format 2-D SLMs are use. Due to its programmability and two-dimensional operation in the optical domain, the system is suitable for implementing optically transparent routings in an ultra-fast Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) switch."

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