Abstract

We present a wireless link system that uses millimeter-wave (MMW) photonic techniques. The photonic transmitter in the wireless link consists of an optical 120-GHz MMW generator, an optical modulator, and a high-power photonic MMW emitter. A uni-traveling carrier photodiode (UTC-PD) was used as the photonic emitter in order to eliminate electronic MMW amplifiers. We evaluated the dependence of UTC-PD output power on its transit-time limited bandwidth and its CR-time constant limited bandwidth, and employed a UTC-PD with the highest output power for the photonic emitter. As for the MMW generation,we developed a 120-GHz optical MMW generator that generates a pulse train and one that generates sinusoidal signal. The UTC-PD output power generated by a narrow pulse train was higher than that generated by sinusoidal signals under the same average optical power condition, which contributes to reducing the phtocurrent of the photonic emitter. We have experimentally demonstrated that the photonic transmitter can transmit data at up to 3.0 Gb/s. The wireless link using the photonic transmitter can be applied to the optical gigabit Ethernet signals.

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G. Nykolak, P. F. Szajowski, G. Tourgee and H. Presby, "2.5 Gbit/s free space optical link over 4.4 km", Electron. Lett., vol. 35, pp. 578-579, 1999.

K. Hamaguchi, Y. Shoji, H. Ogawa, H. Sato, K. Totuda, Y. Hirachi, T. Iwasaki, A. Akeyama, K. Ueki and T. Kizawa, "A wireless video home-link using 60 GHz band: Concept and performance of developed system", Tech. Dig. 2000 Eur. Microwave Conf. 2000, pp. 294-297, 2000.

K. Ogusu, K. Inagaki and Y. Mizuguchi, "400 Mbit/s BPSK data transmission at 60 GHz-band mm-wave using a two-mode injection-locked Fabry-Perot slave laser", Tech. Dig. Microwave Photonics 2000, pp. 31 -34, 2000.

K. Ohata, K. Maruhashi, M. Ito, S. Kishimoto, K. Ikuina, T. Hashiguchi, N. Takahashi and S. Iwanaga, "Wireless 1.25 Gb/s transceiver module at 60 GHz-band", Tech. Dig. ISSCC 2002, pp. 298-299, 2002.

T. Ohno, S. Fukushima, Y. Doi, Y. Muramoto and Y. Matsuoka, "Application of uni-traveling-carrier waveguide photodiodes in base stations of a millimeter-wave fiber-radio systems", Tech. Dig. Microwave Photonics'99, pp. 253-256, 1999.

K. Sato, I. Kotaka, Y. Kondo and M. Yamamoto, "Active mode-locking at 50-GHz repetition frequency by half-frequency modulation of monolithic semiconductor lasers integrated with electro-absorption modulators", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 69, pp. 2626-2628, 1999.

T. Nagatsuma, A. Hirata, Y. Royter, M. Shinagawa, T. Furuta, T. Ishibashi and H. Ito, "A 120-GHz integrated photonic transmitter", Tech. Dig. Microwave Photonics 2000, pp. 70-73, 2000 .

A. Hirata, H. Ishii and T. Nagatsuma, "Design and characterization of millimeter-wave antenna for integrated photonic transmitter", IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 49, pp. 2157-2162, 2001.

T. Ishibashi, N. Shimizu, S. Kodama, H. Ito, T. Nagatsuma and T. Furuta, "Uni-traveling-carrier photodiodes", Tech. Dig. Ultrafast Electron. Optoelectron., pp. 166-169, 1997.

T. Ishibashi, T. Furuta, H. Fushimi, S. Kodama, H. Ito, T. Nagatsuma, N. Shimizu and Y. Miyamoto, "InP/InGaAs uni-traveling-carrier photodiodes", IEICE Trans. Electron., vol. E83-C, pp. 938-949, 2000.

H. Ito, Y. Hirota, A. Hirata, T. Nagatsuma and T. Ishibashi, "11 dBm photonic millimeter-wave generation at 100 GHz using uni-traveling-carrier photodiodes", Electron. Lett., vol. 37, pp. 1225-1226, 2001.

T. Noguchi, A. Ueda, H. Iwashita, S. Takano, Y. Sekimoto, M. Ishiguro, T. Ishibashi, H. Ito and T. Nagatsuma, "Millimeter wave generation using a uni-traveling-carrier photodiode", in Proc. 12th Int. Symp. Space Terahertz Technology 2001, 2001, pp. 73-80.

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