We report an operational photonics-enabled 100 Gbit/s D-band antenna polarization multiplexing system (2 x 2 MIMO) with a carrier frequency of 141 GHz, and experimentally explores antenna misalignment effects on the signal performance in terms of bit error rate. Misalignments from 210 to 10 degrees were evaluated for both the E-and H-plane, highlighting the strict requirements needed to maintain a signal performance below forward-error correction codes thresholds. Our findings indicate tolerable misalignments are below 1 degree, hinting beam steering as a must for future D-band communication links. (C) 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
- Carrierless amplitude phase (CAP) modulation
- Optical communications
- Radio frequency photonics