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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13617–13625

A novel method for combating dispersion induced power fading in dispersion compensating fiber

Alexander Lebedev, J. J. Vegas Olmos, Miguel Iglesias, Søren Forchhammer, and Idelfonso Tafur Monroy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13617-13625 (2013)

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We experimentally investigate the performance of 60 GHz double sideband (DSB) radio over fiber (RoF) links that employ dispersion compensating fiber (DCF). Error free transmission of 3 Gbps signals over 1 m of wireless distance is reported. In order to overcome experimentally observed chromatic dispersion (CD) induced power fading of radio frequency (RF) signal, we propose a method for improvement of RF carrier-to-noise (C/N) ratio through introduction of a degree of RF frequency tunability. Overall results improve important aspects of directly modulated RoF systems and demonstrate the feasibility of high carrier frequency and wide bandwidth RF signals delivery in RoF links including DCF fiber. Error free performance that we obtain for 3 Gbps amplitude shift-keying (ASK) signals enables uncompressed high-definition 1080p video delivery.

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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2013
Published: May 30, 2013

Alexander Lebedev, J. J. Vegas Olmos, Miguel Iglesias, Søren Forchhammer, and Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, "A novel method for combating dispersion induced power fading in dispersion compensating fiber," Opt. Express 21, 13617-13625 (2013)

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