VCSEL-based gigabit IR-UWB link for converged communication and sensing applications in optical metro-access networks

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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We report on experimental demonstration of an impulse radio ultrawideband (IR-UWB) based converged communication and sensing system. A 1550-nm VCSEL-generated IR-UWB signal is used for 2-Gbps wireless data distribution over 800-m and 50-km single mode fiber links which present short-range in-building and long-reach access network applications. The IR-UWB signal is also used to simultaneously measure the rotational speed of a blade spinning between 18 and 30 Hz. To the best of our knowledge, this is the very first demonstration of a simultaneous gigabit UWB telecommunication and wireless UWB sensing application, paving the way forward for the development and deployment of converged UWB VCSEL-based technologies in access and in-building networks of the future.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Communications
Publication date2012
Volume285
Issue24
Pages5068-5072
ISSN0030-4018
DOIs
StatePublished
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 0

Keywords

  • Vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL), Ultrawide band (UWB), Radio over fiber (RoF), Sensing
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