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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Mar. 14, 2011
  • pp: 5196–5201

A bidirectional radio over fiber system with multiband-signal generation using one single-drive MZM

Liang Zhang, Xiaofeng Hu, Pan Cao, Tao Wang, and Yikai Su  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 5196-5201 (2011)

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We propose and experimentally demonstrate a simple and cost-effective bidirectional radio-over-fiber (RoF) system for transmission of downstream multiband signals and upstream data. At the central station (CS), the multiband data consisting of baseband, micro-wave (MW) and millimeter-wave (MMW) signals are generated using only one single-drive x-cut Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM), which is driven by a clock signal at radio frequency (RF) port and an electrical data at bias port. Upstream data transmission is realized by re-modulation of filtered frequency-shift-keying (FSK) signal, selected from the multiband signals.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2011
Published: March 4, 2011

Liang Zhang, Xiaofeng Hu, Pan Cao, Tao Wang, and Yikai Su, "A bidirectional radio over fiber system with multiband-signal generation using one single-drive MZM," Opt. Express 19, 5196-5201 (2011)

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