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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Keren Bergman
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2009
  • pp: 179–187

Demonstration and optimization of an optical impulse radio ultrawideband distribution system using a gain-switched laser transmitter

Haymen Shams, Aleksandra Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, Philip Perry, and Liam Barry  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 179-187 (2009)

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What we believe to be a novel system for the distribution of high-definition video streams in a residential environment is demonstrated. The system utilizes impulse radio ultrawideband (IR-UWB) technology integrated with a fiber-based distribution network. The pulses are directly generated in the optical domain, and the receiver is implemented with a carrier recovery system for the demodulation. The system was built and tested to demonstrate error-free operation of the distribution network and the receiver. Spectrum shaping by varying the pulse position within the bit slot to optimize system performance is also examined.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Radio-over-Optical-Fiber Networks

Original Manuscript: September 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2008
Published: January 23, 2009

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Radio-over-Optical-Fiber Networks (2008) Journal of Optical Networking

Haymen Shams, Aleksandra Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, Philip Perry, and Liam Barry, "Demonstration and optimization of an optical impulse radio ultrawideband distribution system using a gain-switched laser transmitter," J. Opt. Netw. 8, 179-187 (2009)

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