In this paper, a novel and simple scheme to realize flexible access for gigabit wireline and impulse radio ultrawideband (IR-UWB) wireless services is proposed. The UWB signals are generated by multi-carrier upconverting and reshaping the baseband signals.The proposed system was experimentally demonstrated with the performances of 2.0-Gbps data in both baseband and UWB formats after 46-km single mode fiber transmission and further 0.5-m wireless for UWB data. The flexibility of the system is confirmed by investigating the system performance at different data rates including 1.0 Gbps and 1.6 Gbps. Optical wavelength independency and data-rate variability of UWB signal generation makes the system attractive for potential wireline and wireless applications in existing WDM-PON systems.
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- Radio over fiber
- Microwave photonics
- Ultrawideband (UWB)
- Passive optical network (PON)
- Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM)