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Novel optical CDMA platform for avionics applications
Author(s): Ivan Glesk; Paul R. Prucnal
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Paper Abstract

We designed, built, and demonstrated a highly scalable incoherent Optical CDMA testbed under DARPA contract as a novel platform for testing different avionics applications which will be characterized by Lockheed Martin. It enables users to communicate with each other at the OC-24 rate of ~1.25 Gbit/sec per user with raw BER of less than 10-12. The system architecture uses (3,11) fast wavelength-hopping, time-spreading prime codes with a chip size of 73 ps utilizing standard on-off-keyed picosecond optical pulses allocated in the time and wavelength domains. A novel design of optical encoders and decoders enables the realization of a secure connectivity approaching a so called "one-time-pad" security. The testbed is also designed to conduct eavesdropping studies among testbed users.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6582, Nonlinear Optics and Applications II, 658214 (8 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.723501
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Ivan Glesk, Comenius Univ. (Slovak Republic)
Princeton Univ. (United States)
Paul R. Prucnal, Princeton Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6582:
Nonlinear Optics and Applications II
Mario Bertolotti, Editor(s)

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