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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 1769–1774

146-GHz millimeter-wave radio-over-fiber photonic wireless transmission system

M. J. Fice, E. Rouvalis, F. van Dijk, A. Accard, F. Lelarge, C. C. Renaud, G. Carpintero, and A. J. Seeds  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 1769-1774 (2012)

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We report the experimental implementation of a wireless transmission system with a 146-GHz carrier frequency which is generated by optical heterodyning the two modes from a monolithically integrated quantum dash dual-DFB source. The monolithic structure of the device and the inherent low noise characteristics of quantum dash gain material allow us to demonstrate the transmission of a 1 Gbps ON-OFF keyed data signal with the two wavelengths in a free-running state at 146-GHz carrier wave frequency. The tuning range of the device fully covers the W-band (75 – 110 GHz) and the F-band (90 – 140 GHz).

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OCIS Codes
(040.2840) Detectors : Heterodyne
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 26, 2011
Published: January 11, 2012

M. J. Fice, E. Rouvalis, F. van Dijk, A. Accard, F. Lelarge, C. C. Renaud, G. Carpintero, and A. J. Seeds, "146-GHz millimeter-wave radio-over-fiber photonic wireless transmission system," Opt. Express 20, 1769-1774 (2012)

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