Polymer optical fibre network for feeding wireless LAN antenna stations

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

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Abstract

A novel method is presented to transport microwave signals over graded-index polymer optical fibre (GIPOF) networks feeding radio access points in high-capacity wireless LANs. It relies on optical frequency multiplying, by sweeping a laser wavelength over a number of free spectral ranges of a simple periodic optical filter at the access points. It enables a cost-effective system implementation, and easy upgrading by offering data signal transparency. Microwave frequencies at several tens of GHz carrying multi-point digital data signal constellation formats such as QPSK and QAM are achievable in GIPOF networks with a reach of several hunderds of metres.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of URSI General Assembly
Publication date2002
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event27th General Assembly of International Union of Radio Science (URSI) - Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 17 Aug 200224 Aug 2002
Conference number: 27

Conference

Conference27th General Assembly of International Union of Radio Science (URSI)
Number27
CountryNetherlands
CityMaastricht
Period17/08/200224/08/2002

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