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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Apr. 9, 2012
  • pp: 9243–9248

Convergent optical wired and wireless long-reach access network using high spectral-efficient modulation

C. W. Chow and Y. H. Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 9243-9248 (2012)

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To provide broadband services in a single and low cost perform, the convergent optical wired and wireless access network is promising. Here, we propose and demonstrate a convergent optical wired and wireless long-reach access networks based on orthogonal wavelength division multiplexing (WDM). Both the baseband signal and the radio-over-fiber (ROF) signal are multiplexed and de-multiplexed in optical domain, hence it is simple and the operation speed is not limited by the electronic bottleneck caused by the digital signal processing (DSP). Error-free de-multiplexing and down-conversion can be achieved for all the signals after 60 km (long-reach) fiber transmission. The scalability of the system for higher bit-rate (60 GHz) is also simulated and discussed.

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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
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2011
Published: April 6, 2012

C. W. Chow and Y. H. Lin, "Convergent optical wired and wireless long-reach access network using high spectral-efficient modulation," Opt. Express 20, 9243-9248 (2012)

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