We theoretically and experimentally investigate three different schemes to generate optical millimeter-wave and wavelength reuse for uplink connection in radio-over-fiber (ROF) systems. In these schemes, the optical millimeter waves (mm-waves) are generated via a LiNbO3 Mach-Zehnder modulator with the double-sidebands scheme. Particularly, we experimentally demonstrate what we believe to be a new scheme (scheme III) to genetate optical mm-waves by a multiple double-frequency technique to further reduce the overall cost. We compare the performance of the three different schemes for ROF systems considering the cost and configuration of their architectures.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2008
Published: July 23, 2008
Z. Dong, J. Lu, Y. Pi, X. Lei, L. Chen, and J. Yu, "Optical millimeter-wave signal generation and wavelength reuse for upstream connection in radio-over-fiber systems," J. Opt. Netw. 7, 736-743 (2008)