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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1514–1516

Ultra-broadband indoor optical wireless communication system with multimode fiber

Ke Wang, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, Christina Lim, and Efstratios Skafidas  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 9, pp. 1514-1516 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001514


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Abstract

In this paper we experimentally demonstrate an ultra-broadband indoor full-duplex WDM optical wireless communication system with multimode fiber. The multimode fiber is used because it is employed in most of the already installed in-building fiber distribution networks. Simultaneous error-free (BER<109) transmission of 4×12.5Gbps downlink and 800 Mbps uplink has been successfully demonstrated. The experimental results show that, although the use of multimode fiber will induce 2.4cm reduction in the maximum error-free beam footprint in the downlink, the bit rate of the uplink can be much higher compared to the system with single-mode fiber.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

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
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Fiber and Waveguide Designs

History
Original Manuscript: January 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2012
Published: April 27, 2012

Citation
Ke Wang, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, Christina Lim, and Efstratios Skafidas, "Ultra-broadband indoor optical wireless communication system with multimode fiber," Opt. Lett. 37, 1514-1516 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-9-1514

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