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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2013
  • pp: 24574–24581

Gigabit close-proximity wireless connections supported by 60 GHz RoF links with low carrier suppression

Alexander Lebedev, Xiaodan Pang, J. J. Vegas Olmos, Søren Forchhammer, and Idelfonso Tafur Monroy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 24574-24581 (2013)

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We present an experimental investigation of the 60 GHz optical carrier suppressed radio over fiber systems with less than 5 dB carrier suppression. As a case study, the 60 GHz RoF signal is generated using a 12.5 Gb/s commercially available Mach-Zehnder modulator biased at its minimum point. We report on error free transmission over 20 km of standard single mode fiber and 1 m of wireless distance. Furthermore, the efficiency of photonic RF generation depending on the value of carrier suppression is reported. We argue that transport of RoF signals with low carrier suppression assisted with simplified techniques of lightwave generation, baseband data modulation, and RF downconversion might be a promising enabling technology for fiber support of close-proximity wireless terminals.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 23, 2013
Published: October 7, 2013

Alexander Lebedev, Xiaodan Pang, J. J. Vegas Olmos, Søren Forchhammer, and Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, "Gigabit close-proximity wireless connections supported by 60 GHz RoF links with low carrier suppression," Opt. Express 21, 24574-24581 (2013)

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