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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 15 — Jul. 18, 2011
  • pp: 13957–13962

Proposal for all-optical generation of multiple-frequency millimeter-wave signals for RoF system with multiple base stations using FWM in SOA

Chongfu Zhang, Leyang Wang, and Kun Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 15, pp. 13957-13962 (2011)

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An approach for the multiple-frequency millimeter-wave (mm-wave) signals generation is proposed and demonstrated, specifically, which can be applied to a radio-over-fiber (RoF) system with multiple base stations (BSs). In this scheme, optical double sideband (ODSB) modulation is achieved using a Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) to generate the two-sideband signals. New frequencies of the optical signals are obtained by using four-wave mixing (FWM) in a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). At the BSs, two different frequencies are achieved using a comb optical filter (COF), and which then input a photodiode (PD) to generate the mm-wave signals with the frequencies of 20, 40 or 60 GHz for different BSs, by mixing of these frequencies components. Experimental results verify that the proposed multiple-frequency mm-wave signals generation scheme for a RoF system with multiple base stations can work properly.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2011
Published: July 7, 2011

Chongfu Zhang, Leyang Wang, and Kun Qiu, "Proposal for all-optical generation of multiple-frequency millimeter-wave signals for RoF system with multiple base stations using FWM in SOA," Opt. Express 19, 13957-13962 (2011)

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