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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26077–26083

Bidirectional direct modulation CATV and phase remodulation radio-over-fiber transport systems

Wen-Shing Tsai, Hsien-Li Ma, Hai-Han Lu, Ying-Pyng Lin, Hung-Yi Chen, and Shr-Chi Yan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26077-26083 (2010)

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A bidirectional lightwave transport system employing direct modulation CATV and phase remodulation radio-over-fiber (ROF) signals in two-way transmission is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. To be the first system of reusing the phase of the transmitting lightwave with multi-carrier analog CATV signal, the transmission performances of CATV and ROF signals are investigated in bidirectional way, with the help of optical band-pass filters (OBPFs) at the receiving sites. Through a serious investigation, the transmitting light sources are successfully remodulated with RF signals for transmission. Brilliant transmission performances of composite second-order (CSO), composite triple-beat (CTB), and bit error rate (BER) were obtained; accompanied with acceptable carrier-to-noise ratio (CNR) value. This proposed system reveals a prominent one with economy and convenience to be installed.

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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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 24, 2010
Published: November 30, 2010

Wen-Shing Tsai, Hsien-Li Ma, Hai-Han Lu, Ying-Pyng Lin, Hung-Yi Chen, and Shr-Chi Yan, "Bidirectional direct modulation CATV and phase remodulation radio-over-fiber 
transport systems," Opt. Express 18, 26077-26083 (2010)

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