In-house networks using Polymer Optical Fibre for broadband wireless applications

A. M. J. Koonen, A. Ng'Oma, P. F. M. Smulders, H. P. A. van den Boom, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, P. K. van Bennekom, G. D. Khoe

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A novel system concept is presented to transport microwave signals over an in-house graded-index polymer optical fibre 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 fibre network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The harmony of innovation and profit in access : XIVth intnl. symposium on services and local access
Publication date2002
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational symposium on services and local acces -
Duration: 1 Jan 2002 → …
Conference number: 14


ConferenceInternational symposium on services and local acces
Period01/01/2002 → …


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