• Computer Science
  • Published in IEEE Trans. Communications 1989
  • DOI:10.1109/26.44200

Optical phase division multiplexing for local communications applications

  title={Optical phase division multiplexing for local communications applications},
  author={Leonard J. Cimini},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Communications},
A local fiber bus system is described wherein many users sequentially phase-modulate the output of a single light source. Since the modulated signal has a constant envelope, optical amplifiers can be used to boost the signal power along the bus to a level sufficient for reliable detection. Also, since a single laser source is used, a higher quality device (for example, with small linewidth) is more readily affordable. This system is analyzed to determine the limits of performance due to noise… CONTINUE READING