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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 19429–19437

Bidirectional 60-GHz radio-over-fiber systems with downstream OFDMA and wavelength reuse upstream SC-FDMA

Cheng Zhang, Jun Duan, Juhao Li, Weiwei Hu, Hongbin Li, Hequan Wu, and Zhangyuan Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 19429-19437 (2010)

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We have proposed and experimentally demonstrated a 60-GHz bidirectional radio-over-fiber system with downstream orthogonal frequency division multiplexing address (OFDMA) and wavelength reuse upstream single-carrier frequency division multiple address (SC-FDMA). In the downstream, a 3-dB optical coupler is used for two-carrier injection-locking a distributed feedback (DFB) laser in order to realize the single-sideband modulation. In the upstream, the weakly modulated one of the two downstream carriers is filtered out for wavelength reuse. Transmission of 9.65-Gb/s 16-QAM downstream OFDMA on 60-GHz carrier and 5-Gb/s QPSK upstream SC-FDMA (2.5 Gb/s for each user) are both successfully demonstrated over 53-km standard single mode fiber without chromatic dispersion compensation. The crosstalk between the downstream OFDMA and the upstream SC-FDMA can be neglected.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 24, 2010
Published: August 27, 2010

Cheng Zhang, Jun Duan, Juhao Li, Weiwei Hu, Hongbin Li, Hequan Wu, and Zhangyuan Chen, "Bidirectional 60-GHz radio-over-fiber systems with downstream OFDMA and wavelength reuse upstream SC-FDMA," Opt. Express 18, 19429-19437 (2010)

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