Optical Switching for Dynamic Distribution of Wireless-over-Fiber Signals

Guillermo Arturo Rodes Lopez, Juan José Vegas Olmos, Fotini Karinou, I. Roudas, Lei Deng, Xiaodan Pang, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

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In this paper, we report on an experimental validation of dynamic distribution of wireless-over-fiber by employing optical switching using semiconductor optical amplifiers; the rest of the network was designed according to the channel distribution over the optical spectra required by the optical switch. An experimental validation was also conducted. The experiment consists of a four wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) channel system operating on a WiMax frequency band, and employing an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation at 625 Mbit/s per channel, transmission of the data over 20 km of optical fiber, and active switching in a one-by-sixteen active optical switch. The results show a negligible power penalty on each channel, for both the best and the worst case in terms of inter-channel crosstalk.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 16th International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM)
Number of pages4
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-1440-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-1441-1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event16th International Conference on Optical Networking Design and Modeling (ONDM) - University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Apr 201220 Apr 2012


Conference16th International Conference on Optical Networking Design and Modeling (ONDM)
LocationUniversity of Essex
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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