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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2000
  • pp: 3626–3631

Optical response of a D-fiber antenna in a finite-element analysis intended for radio-over-fiber applications

Ajaz Bhatti, Hamid S. Al-Raweshidy, and Ghulam Murtaza  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 21, pp. 3626-3631 (2000)

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An all-fiber antenna with a piezoelectric polymer-coated circular-core D fiber has been characterized by finite-element analysis. The response of the D-fiber antenna was determined over a wide frequency range from 1 to 500 MHz. The modeling predicts an electric-field-induced phase shift of 2.43 × 10-5 rad/(V/m)/m at 5 MHz. At frequencies higher than 8 MHz the optical response is dominated by radial resonances of the D-fiber–coating composite. From the simulation results a minimum detectable electric field of 41-µV/m has been achieved with a 1-km length of coated D fiber. In addition, a D-fiber antenna network intended for microcellular communications has been analyzed by shot-noise-limited detection.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices

Original Manuscript: June 29, 1999
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2000
Published: July 20, 2000

Ajaz Bhatti, Hamid S. Al-Raweshidy, and Ghulam Murtaza, "Optical response of a D-fiber antenna in a finite-element analysis intended for radio-over-fiber applications," Appl. Opt. 39, 3626-3631 (2000)

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