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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and V. Chan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 192–195

Multifrequency All-Optical Upconversion Without Cross Talk in a Radio-Over-Fiber System by Using an I/Q Modulator

Zhenbo Xu and Yan Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. 192-195 (2010)

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We propose the multifrequency upconversion of optical millimeter-wave (mm-wave) signal generation by an I/Q modulator. With a 90 deg phase shift, two mm-waves at different frequencies can be easily separated without interference. The receiver power penalty is less than 1 dB for the downlink 40 and 60 GHz mm-wave signals after transmission over 20 km of standard single-mode fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2630) Fiber optics and optical communications : Frequency modulation

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: December 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2010
Published: March 29, 2010

Zhenbo Xu and Yan Zhou, "Multifrequency All-Optical Upconversion Without Cross Talk in a Radio-Over-Fiber System by Using an I/Q Modulator," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 2, 192-195 (2010)

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