A comparison of electrical and photonic pulse generation for IR-UWB on fiber links

Roberto Rodes Lopez, Antonio Caballero Jambrina, Xianbin Yu, Timothy Braidwood Gibbon, Jesper Bevensee Jensen, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

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    We present and compare experimental results for electrical and photonic generation of 2-Gb/s pulses for impulse radio ultra-wideband on fiber transmission systems based on direct current modulation of a semiconductor laser diode and external optical injection of a semiconductor laser diode, respectively. We assess the performance of the two generation approaches in terms of bit-error rate after propagation over 20 km of optical fiber followed by wireless transmission.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalI E E E Photonics Technology Letters
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)263-265
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    • personal area networks
    • short range wireless link
    • radio-over-fiber
    • Impulse radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB)


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