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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and V. Chan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 127–133

5 Gbit/s Full-Duplex Radio-Over-Fiber Link With Optical Millimeter-Wave Generation by Quadrupling the Frequency of the Electrical RF Carrier

Jianxin Ma  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 127-133 (2011)

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A scheme to implement the full-duplex radio-over-fiber (RoF) link by quadrupling the frequency of the electrical RF carrier without a lightwave source at the remote base station (RBS) is proposed. Not only does the scheme reduce the complexity of the RBS and its frequency requirement for the devices, but the generated optical millimeter-wave (mm-wave) signal also has good transmission performance because both the fading effect and the bit walk-off effect caused by fiber dispersion are avoided. A 5 Gbit/s full duplex RoF simulation link with a 40 GHz optical mm-wave signal is built. It shows that the eye diagrams of both the uplink and downlink signals remain open and clear even after the signals are transmitted over 60 km standard single-mode fibers. The simulation results agree well with our theoretical prediction.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

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Original Manuscript: July 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2010
Published: January 26, 2011

Jianxin Ma, "5 Gbit/s Full-Duplex Radio-Over-Fiber Link With Optical Millimeter-Wave Generation by Quadrupling the Frequency of the Electrical RF Carrier," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 3, 127-133 (2011)

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