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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 16615–16620

High spectral efficient W-band OFDM-RoF system with direct-detection by two cascaded single-drive MZMs

Hou-Tzu Huang, Chun-Ting Lin, Chun-Hung Ho, Wan-Ling Liang, Chia-Chien Wei, Yu-Hsuan Cheng, and Sien Chi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 16615-16620 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.016615


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Abstract

W-band wireless transmission has attracted a lot of interest due to its wider available bandwidth (i.e. 75-110 GHz). In this article, we propose a direct-detection orthogonal frequency division multiplexing radio over fiber (OFDM-RoF) system via two cascaded single-drive MZMs at center frequency of 103 GHz. We discuss maximum bandwidth of different modulation formats under forward error correction (FEC) threshold (3.8x10−3). Up to 40-Gbps 16-QAM OFDM signals is achieved over 25-km fiber and 2-m wireless transmission. To overcome the penalty from uneven frequency response, bit-loading algorithm is applied to discuss data rate and spectral efficiency with signal bandwidth from 5 to 10 GHz. With 10-GHz bandwidth, 46.4-Gb/s data rate and 4.64-bit/s/Hz spectral efficiency was achieved. To achieve 40-Gbps data rate, the required bandwidth of OFDM signal with bit-loading is 2 GHz less than that without bit-loading.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: May 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2013
Published: July 2, 2013

Citation
Hou-Tzu Huang, Chun-Ting Lin, Chun-Hung Ho, Wan-Ling Liang, Chia-Chien Wei, Yu-Hsuan Cheng, and Sien Chi, "High spectral efficient W-band OFDM-RoF system with direct-detection by two cascaded single-drive MZMs," Opt. Express 21, 16615-16620 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-14-16615


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