This letter proposes aW-band hybrid photonic wireless link based on a commercial SFP+ module and experimentally demonstrates its performance. Using a free running laser as local oscillator and heterodyne photonic upconversion, good frequency stability is achieved. Outdoor wireless transmission over 225m with a BER below 10-6 is demonstrated and the maximum reach of the system with typical RF components is calculated, finding wireless distances above 2km to be feasible. Being based on a commercial SFP+ the proposed hybrid photonic wireless link offers seamless integration with existing distribution networks and PONs and thus paves the way for future mobile front- and backhaul architectures
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- Millimeter-wave communications
- W-band wireless
- Microwave photonics
- Small form factor pluggables