In this paper we summarize the work conducted in our group in the area of E- and W-band optical high-capacity fiber-wireless links. We present performance evaluations of E- and W-band mm-wave signal generation using photonic frequency upconversion employing both VCSELs and ECLs, along with transmission over different type of optical fibers and for a number of values for the wireless link distance. Hybrid wireless-optical links can be composed of mature and resilient technology available off-the-shelf, and provide functionalities that can add value to optical access networks, specifically in mobile backhaul/fronthaul applications, dense distributed antenna systems and fiber-over-radio scenarios.
Bibliographical noteSpecial Section PAPER (Joint Special Section on Opto-electronics and Communications for Future Optical Network)
- Microwave photonics
- Wireless communications
- Optical systems
- Mobile backhaul
- Mobile fronthaul
Vegas Olmos, J. J., Pang, X., & Tafur Monroy, I. (2014). E- and W-band high-capacity hybrid fiber-wireless link. I E I C E Transactions on Communications, E97-B(7), 1290-1294. https://doi.org/10.1587/transcom.E97.B.1290