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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6980–6989

Novel ROF/FTTX/CATV hybrid three-band transport system

Wen-Jeng Ho, Hsiao-Chun Peng, Hai-Han Lu, Cheng-Ling Ying, and Chung-Yi Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6980-6989 (2011)

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A novel cost-effective radio-over-fiber (ROF)/fiber-to-the-X (FTTX)/CATV hybrid three-band transport system based on direct modulation of a distributed feedback laser diode (DFB LD) with multi-wavelength output characteristic is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. Radio-frequency (RF) (1.25Gbps/6GHz) signal with direct modulation, as well as baseband (BB) (622 Mbps) and CATV (channels 2-78) signals with external remodulation are successfully transmitted simultaneously. Low bit error rate (BER) and clear eye diagram were achieved for ROF and FTTX applications; as well as good performances of carrier-to-noise ratio (CNR), composite second-order (CSO) and composite triple beat (CTB) were obtained for CATV signals over an 80-km single-mode fiber (SMF) transport.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2011
Published: March 25, 2011

Wen-Jeng Ho, Hsiao-Chun Peng, Hai-Han Lu, Cheng-Ling Ying, and Chung-Yi Li, "Novel ROF/FTTX/CATV hybrid three-band transport system," Opt. Express 19, 6980-6989 (2011)

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