In-House Networks Using Multimode Polymer Optical Fiber for Broadband Wireless Services

Ton Koonen, Anthony Ng'oma, Peter Smulders, Henrie Van den Boom, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Giok-Djan Khoe

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A novel system concept is presented to transport microwave signals over an in-house multimode graded-index polymer optical fiber network, in order to feed the radio access points in high-capacity wireless LANs. By employing optical frequency multiplying, the network's intrinsically limited bandwidth is overcome. The feasibility of this concept to carry data at several hundreds of Mbit/s speed for various microwave signal formats at carrier frequencies in the tens of GHz range is shown. The concept enables cost-effective system implementation, and easy upgrading by offering data signal transparency. It can readily be integrated with other system technologies such as wired Gigabit Ethernet in a single multi-service in-house polymer optical fiber network.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhotonic Network Communications
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)177-187
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


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