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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Keren Bergman
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2009
  • pp: 188–200

Generation of optical millimeter-wave signals and vector formats using an integrated optical I/Q modulator [Invited]

Jyehong Chen, Chun-Ting Lin, Po Tsung Shih, Wen-Jr Jiang, Sheng-Peng Dai, Yu-Min Lin, Peng-Chun Peng, and Sien Chi  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 188-200 (2009)

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This study discusses two key technologies used in radio-over-fiber (RoF) systems, namely, the generation and transmission of millimeter-wave signals and optical modulation schemes capable of carrying vector signal formats and utilizing the continuous performance improvements offered by digital signal processing. A cost-effective frequency-quadrupling technique capable of generating millimeter-wave signals up to 72 GHz is proposed. The generated optical millimeter-wave signals have very high quality, with an optical carrier and harmonic distortion suppression ratio exceeding 36 dB. An optical modulation scheme that can support a 64-QAM, 16 Gbits/s orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing RoF system is also demonstrated. Results of this study demonstrate that both methods offer realistic solutions to support future wireless systems.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Radio-over-Optical-Fiber Networks

Original Manuscript: August 20, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2008
Published: January 23, 2009

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

Jyehong Chen, Chun-Ting Lin, Po Tsung Shih, Wen-Jr Jiang, Sheng-Peng Dai, Yu-Min Lin, Peng-Chun Peng, and Sien Chi, "Generation of optical millimeter-wave signals and vector formats using an integrated optical I/Q modulator [Invited]," J. Opt. Netw. 8, 188-200 (2009)

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