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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 6 — Mar. 16, 2009
  • pp: 4518–4525

Mitigation of signal fading in radio over fiber transmission using fiber nonlinearity

Joji Maeda, Kazutoyo Kusama, and Yutaka Fukuchi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 6, pp. 4518-4525 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.004518


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Abstract

Radio over fiber systems in a microwave/millimeter wave band experience a severe signal fading due to fiber dispersion. However, parametric amplification in transmission fibers, known as modulation instability, can compensate for the signal fading. In this paper, we experimentally demonstrate radio over fiber transmission of 111.689 Mbps BPSK signal with a carrier frequency of 10.804GHz, and measure bit error rates varying the optical transmission power. For the fiber launched power of 0dBm, we observe a power penalty of 5.8dB in the transmission over a 25km fiber, though by increasing the fiber launched power up to +10dBm, we successfully reduce the power penalty by 1.1dB.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2009
Published: March 5, 2009

Citation
Joji Maeda, Kazutoyo Kusama, and Yutaka Fukuchi, "Mitigation of signal fading in radio over fiber transmission using fiber nonlinearity," Opt. Express 17, 4518-4525 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-6-4518


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