A generalized Bose-Chowla family of optical orthogonal codes and distinct difference sets

Oscar Moreno*, Reza Omrani, P. Vijay Kumar, Francis Lu

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A new construction of optical orthogonal codes is provided in this correspondence which is a generalization of the well-known construction of distinct difference set (DDS) by Bose and Chowla. This construction is optimal with respect to the Johnson bound and has parameters n=qa-1,ω=q, and λ=1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1907-1910
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2007


  • Distinct difference set (DDS)
  • Optical CDMA
  • Optical code-division multiple access (OCDMA)
  • Optical orthogonal code (OOC)

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