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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: O. Gerstel and P. Iannone
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 501–509

Demonstration of an In-Building Optical Bus Network for Wireless Access

Yannis Le Guennec, Zine Bouhamri, Jean-Marc Duchamp, and Béatrice Cabon  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 6, Issue 5, pp. 501-509 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.6.000501


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Abstract

This paper presents the demonstration of a distributed antenna system (DAS) based on a radio-over-fiber (RoF) bus for wireless local area networks (WLANs). The RoF bus has been designed based on the use of cascaded building blocks to support a large number of access nodes using electronic coupling and in-line amplification inside the access nodes. A dedicated emulation protocol has been defined to test the RoF bus, and experimental results have shown that a coverage distance of about 4.5 m is obtained for bidirectional communications up to 18 access nodes. For large buildings, a star-bus network, based on multiple interconnected RoF buses, is proposed, and significant reduction of in-building deployed fiber length is achieved (89%) compared to a RoF star network infrastructure.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: December 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 2014
Published: April 25, 2014

Citation
Yannis Le Guennec, Zine Bouhamri, Jean-Marc Duchamp, and Béatrice Cabon, "Demonstration of an In-Building Optical Bus Network for Wireless Access," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 6, 501-509 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jocn-6-5-501


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