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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3016–3024

60 GHz millimeter-wave gigabit wireless services over long-reach passive optical network using remote signal regeneration and upconversion

Hung-Chang Chien, Arshad Chowdhury, Zhensheng Jia, Yu-Ting Hsueh, and Gee-Kung Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3016-3024 (2009)

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This study proposed and experimentally demonstrated a cost-efficient scheme that can deliver 60 GHz millimeter-wave (mm-wave) multi-gigabit wireless services over 125 km long-reach passive optical networks (PONs) without any dispersion compensation. By introducing a remote local exchange (LE) stage with robust signal regeneration and all-optical upconversion functionalities, the proposed long-reach optical-wireless access network can easily accommodate over 128 users with 2.5 Gb/s shared bandwidth as well as shifting the capital expenditure of multiple hybrid optical network units (ONUs) toward single LE headend. Experimental verification shows that the power penalties for wireless and wired services are 1.8 dB and 0.4 dB at 10-9 BER after 125 km optical fiber transmission.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2009
Published: February 13, 2009

Hung-Chang Chien, Arshad Chowdhury, Zhensheng Jia, Yu-Ting Hsueh, and Gee-Kung Chang, "60 GHz millimeter-wave gigabit wireless services over long-reach passive optical network using remote signal regeneration and upconversion," Opt. Express 17, 3016-3024 (2009)

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