Abstract

We present an optical modulation and distribution scheme that incorporates subcarrier-multiplexed (SCM) transport with remote local oscillator (LO) delivery for a millimeter-wave (mm-wave) fiber-radio backbone driving a sectorized antenna interface. The proposed method is compatible with a standard wavelength-division multiplexing infrastructure with a 25-GHz channel spacing. We also characterize the profiles and bandwidths of the optical filters, which are essential for the adding and dropping of the 25-GHz signal block and the optical extraction of the LO signal. The placement of the LO signal within the 25-GHz band is investigated and its effect on the filter bandwidth requirements and system performance quantified. The performance of a ring incorporating the distribution scheme is evaluated via simulation. It is established that a compromise must be made between the feasibility of the required filters and the incurred penalty due to intermodulation distortions from adjacent blocks.

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R. Heidemann and G. Veith, "mm-wave photonics technologies for Gbit/s-wireless-local-loop", in Proc. OECC'98, Chiba, Japan, 1998, pp. 310-311.

D. Novak, G. H. Smith, C. Lim, A. Nirmalathas, H. F. Liu and R. B. Waterhouse, "Fiber-fed millimeter-wave wireless systems", in Proc. OECC'98, Chiba, Japan, 1998, pp. 306-307.

U. Gliese, "Multi-functional fiber-optic microwave links", Opt. Quantum Electron., vol. 30, pp. 1005-1019, 1998.

H. Ogawa, D. Polifko and S. Banba, "Millimeter-wave fiber optics systems for personal radio communications", IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 40, pp. 2285-2292, 1992.

G. H. Smith, D. Novak and C. Lim, "A millimeter-wave full-duplex fiber-radio star-tree architecture incorporating WDM and SCM", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 10, pp. 1650-1652, 1998.

L. Noel, D. Wake, D. G. Moodie, D. D. Marcenac, L. D. Westbrook and D. Nesset, "Novel techniques for high-capacity 60 GHz fiber-radio transmission systems", IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 45, pp. 1416-1423, 1997.

G. H. Smith and D. Novak, "Broadband millimeter-wave fiber-radio network incorporating remote up/downconversion", in Proc. MTT Symp., Baltimore, MD, 1998, pp. 1509- 1512.

H. Schmuck, "Comparison of optical millimeter-wave system concepts with regard to chromatic dispersion", Electron. Lett., vol. 31, pp. 1848-1849, 1995.

U. Gliese, S. Norskov and T. N. Nielsen, "Chromatic dispersion in fiber-optic microwave and millimeter-wave links", IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 44, pp. 1716-1424, 1996.

G. H. Smith, D. Novak and Z. Ahmed, "Overcoming chromatic-dispersion effects in fiber-wireless systems incorporating external modulators", IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 45, pp. 1410-1415, 1997.

R. B. Waterhouse, D. Novak, A. Nirmalathas and C. Lim, "Broadband printed sectoral coverage antennas for millimeter-wave wireless applications", IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., vol. 50, pp. 12-16, Jan. 2002.

A. Nirmalathas, C. Lim, D. Novak, R. B. Waterhouse and D. Castleford, "The merging of photonic and radio technologies", in Proc. OECC'2001, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2001, pp. 227-230.

C.-H. Lee, A. Sutono, S. Han and J. Laskar, "A compact LTCC Ku-band transmitter module with integrated filter for satellite communication applications", presented at the IMS2001, Phoenix, AZ, 2001,WE3B.

H. Kuhnert, F. Lenk, J. Hilsenbeck, J. Wurfl and W. Heinrich, "Low phase-noise GaInP/GaAs-HBT MMIC oscillators up to 36 GHz", presented at the IMS2001, Phoenix, AZ, 2001,TH2A.

C. Marra, A. Nirmalathas, C. Lim, M. Attygalle, D. Novak, B. Ashton, L. Poladian, W. Rowe, T. Wang, J. A. Beasley and L. Reekie, "A WDM fiber-radio system with improved optical spectral efficiency incorporating remote LO delivery and novel FBG optical filtering", in Proc. OFC2003, Atlanta, GA, Mar. 2003, pp. 730-731.

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