Millimeter-wave radio-over-fiber system based on heterodyned unlocked light sources and self-homodyned RF receiver

A. H M Razibul Islam, Masuduzzaman Bakaul, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, Graham E. Town

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Abstract

A millimeter-wave (mm-wave) radio-over-fiber (RoF) system based on unlocked heterodyned light sources and self-homodyned RF receiver is proposed and demonstrated. Since the mm-wave signal is generated through the beating of two independent optical signals at the photodetector, complexities of the generation and distribution of mm-wave signal in the optical domain are avoided. Also, as RF self-homodyning is used as the means of recovering the baseband signal, phase-noise effects due to unlocking of the light sources are avoided. Experimental results confirm that the combination of these legacy solutions can successfully avoid most of the high-speed electrooptic and RF devices both from the central station (CS) and base stations (BSs).

Original languageEnglish
Article number5699910
Pages (from-to)459-461
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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