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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 9899–9905

Generation and transmission of multiband and multi-gigabit 60-GHz MMW signals in an RoF system with frequency quintupling technique

Liang Zhang, Ming Zhu, Chenhui Ye, Shu-Hao Fan, Cheng Liu, Xiaofeng Hu, Pan Cao, Qingjiang Chang, Yikai Su, and Gee-Kung Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 9899-9905 (2013)

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We propose and experimentally demonstrate a cost-effective radio-over-fiber (RoF) system to simultaneously generate and transmit multiband and multi-gigabit 60-GHz millimeter wave (MMW) signals using frequency quintupling technique. Multiband signals at 56-GHz and 60-GHz are realized with two cascaded single-drive Mach-Zehnder modulators (MZMs), where phase control is not required. Furthermore, only low-frequency (≤12GHz) optical and electrical devices are used in the central station (CS), which enable a cost-effective system. At the user-terminal, two-stage down-conversions are employed by envelope detection (ED) and intermediate frequency (IF) mixing, eliminating expensive high-speed synthesizer and critical phase control components. Error-free performances are achieved for the multiband MMW signals after 50-km single-mode fiber (SMF) and 10-ft wireless link transmissions.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 31, 2012
Published: April 15, 2013

Liang Zhang, Ming Zhu, Chenhui Ye, Shu-Hao Fan, Cheng Liu, Xiaofeng Hu, Pan Cao, Qingjiang Chang, Yikai Su, and Gee-Kung Chang, "Generation and transmission of multiband and multi-gigabit 60-GHz MMW signals in an RoF system with frequency quintupling technique," Opt. Express 21, 9899-9905 (2013)

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