Seyed Mohammad Saleh Seyedzadeh Kharazi, Ghafour Amouzad Mahdiraji, Ratna Kalos Zakiah Sahbudin, Ahmad Fauzi Abas, Siti Barirah Ahmad Anas
December 13, 2012
In recent years, Optical Code Division Multiple Access (OCDMA) system had received great attentions due to its potential to support applications with various data rates and Quality of Service requirements in physical layer. Since the main part of any fiber-based transmission system is the optical fiber itself, OCDMA also suffers from fiber impairments especially dispersion. In this paper, a review of fiber dispersion effects on system performance of different coding techniques is presented, focusing on single mode fiber. The different coding techniques include direct-sequence, spectral amplitude encoding and wavelength hopping/time spreading. In addition, the basic dispersion compensation approaches, which have been proposed in the literature, for these particular coding schemes are also discussed.