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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 10301–10307

Direct CATV modulation and phase remodulated radio-over-fiber transport system

Wen-Yi Lin, Ching-Hung Chang, Peng-Chun Peng, Hai-Han Lu, and Ching-Hsiu Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 10301-10307 (2010)

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Abstract: A novel transport system, with directly modulating community antenna television (CATV) signal downstream and phase-remodulating radio-over-fiber (ROF) signal upstream, is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. By modulating multi-carriers CATV signal in amplitude domain and ROF signal in phase domain, a single optical wavelength is able to serve these two applications simultaneous. To be the first system of communicating CATV signal downstream and phase remodulating radio signal upstream, the performances of transmitting CATV and radio signals over 20 km single-mode fiber (SMF) were experimentally verified. Good performances of carrier-to-noise ratio (CNR), composite second-order (CSO), and composite triple beat (CTB) were obtained for CATV applications as well as high extinction ration (ER) and low bit error rate (BER) values were measured for ROF transmission.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 29, 2010
Published: May 3, 2010

Wen-Yi Lin, Ching-Hung Chang, Peng-Chun Peng, Hai-Han Lu, and Ching-Hsiu Huang, "Direct CATV modulation and phase remodulated radio-over-fiber transport system," Opt. Express 18, 10301-10307 (2010)

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