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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 6056–6063

Optical direct-detection OFDM signal generation for radio-over-fiber link using frequency doubling scheme with carrier suppression

Chun-Ting Lin, Yu-Min Lin, Jason (Jyehong) Chen, Sheng-Peng Dai, Po Tsung Shih, Peng-Chun Peng, and Sien Chi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 6056-6063 (2008)

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This investigation demonstrates the generation of OFDM-RoF signal using frequency doubling technique for the first time, to the author’s best knowledge. The 4-Gb/s OFDM signal using 16-QAM format modulated on each subcarrier at a center frequency of 19GHz is experimentally demonstrated. Benchmarked against the OOK format, the 16-QAM OFDM format has the higher spectral efficiency with a sensitivity penalty of less than 2.6 dB. After transmission over 50-km single mode fiber, the power penalties of RF OOK and OFDM signals are less than 0.5dB.

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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
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2008
Published: April 15, 2008

Chun-Ting Lin, Yu-Min Lin, Jason (Jyehong) Chen, Sheng-Peng Dai, Po Tsung Shih, Peng-Chun Peng, and Sien Chi, "Optical direct-detection OFDM signal generation for radio-over-fiber link using frequency doubling scheme with carrier suppression," Opt. Express 16, 6056-6063 (2008)

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