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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 7844–7852

Gigabit radio-over-fiber link for converged baseband and millimeter-wave band signal transmission using cascaded injection-locked Fabry-Pérot laser diodes

Moon-Ki Hong, Yong-Yuk Won, and Sang-Kook Han  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 7844-7852 (2009)

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A novel scheme, for both baseband and millimeter-wave band gigabit data transmission in radio-over-fiber system, is proposed and experimentally demonstrated by using cascaded injection-locked Fabry-Pérot laser diodes. It was able to improve suppression ratio of carrier suppressed signal using the cascaded injection-locking. The suppression ratio improvement of the optical carrier suppressed signal of 20dB was verified. Applying this mechanism, 60-GHz millimeter-wave carrier of enhanced signal quality could be accomplished. Its peak power and phase noise were obtained as −40dBm and −103.5dBm/Hz respectively, which was suitable for 60-GHz data transmission. In addition, a successful bidirectional transmission of 1.25-Gbps wired and wireless data was achieved by adopting remodulation technique using a gain-saturated reflective semiconductor optical amplifier for uplink.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 20, 2009
Published: April 28, 2009

Moon-Ki Hong, Yong-Yuk Won, and Sang-Kook Han, "Gigabit radio-over-fiber link for converged baseband and millimeter-wave band signal transmission using cascaded injection-locked Fabry-Pérot laser diodes," Opt. Express 17, 7844-7852 (2009)

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