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