Outdoor W-Band Hybrid Photonic Wireless Link Based on an Optical SFP+ Module

Simon Rommel, Juan Sebastián Rodríguez Páez, Łukasz Chorchos, Elizaveta P. Grakhova, Albert Kh. Sultanov, Jarosław P. Turkiewicz, Juan José Vegas Olmos, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

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    Abstract

    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
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
    Volume28
    Issue number21
    Pages (from-to)2303 - 2306
    Number of pages4
    ISSN1041-1135
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Keywords

    • Radio-over-fiber
    • Millimeter-wave communications
    • W-band wireless
    • Microwave photonics
    • Small form factor pluggables

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