A novel method for combating dispersion induced power fading in dispersion compensating fiber

Alexander Lebedev, Juan José Vegas Olmos, Miguel Iglesias Olmedo, Søren Forchhammer, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

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Abstract

We experimentally investigate the performance of 60 GHz double sideband (DSB) radio over fiber (RoF) links that employ dispersion compensating fiber (DCF). Error free transmission of 3 Gbps signals over 1 m of wireless distance is reported. In order to overcome experimentally observed chromatic dispersion (CD) induced power fading of radio frequency (RF) signal, we propose a method for improvement of RF carrier-to-noise (C/N) ratio through introduction of a degree of RF frequency tunability. Overall results improve important aspects of directly modulated RoF systems and demonstrate the feasibility of high carrier frequency and wide bandwidth RF signals delivery in RoF links including DCF fiber. Error free performance that we obtain for 3 Gbps amplitude shift-keying (ASK) signals enables uncompressed high-definition 1080p video delivery.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)13617-13625
ISSN1094-4087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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This paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org.globalproxy.cvt.dk/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-11-13617. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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