Abstract

We propose to use a supercontinuum (SC) for a low-phase-noise multiwavelength light source in wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) millimeter-waveband (mm-waveband) radio-on-fiber (RoF) systems. We demonstrate the generation of low-phase-noise 60-GHz-band RoF signal. We also demonstrate the generation of two-channel WDM 60-GHz-band RoF signals and the transmission of the signals over a 25-km standard single-mode fiber (SMF) using photonic upconversion. The single multiwavelength light source can be shared with a number of users and simplifies the system configuration, which would allow the realization of high-reliability as well as low-cost RoF systems. Finally, the RoF network capacity with a single SC light source is estimated to be over 10 000 channels when the spectrum of the SC light source is fully utilized.

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K. Kitayama, T. Kuri, K. Onohara, T. Kamisaka and K. Murashima, "Dispersion effects of FBG filter and optical SSB filtering in DWDM millimeter-wave fiber-radio systems", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 20, no. 8, pp. 1397-1407, Aug. 2002.

A. Narasimha, X. Meng, F. Lam, M. C. Wu and E. Yablonovitch, "Maximizing spectral utilization in WDM systems by microwave domain filtering of tandem single sidebands", IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech., vol. 49, no. 10, pp. 2042-2047, Oct. 2001.

C. Lim, A. Nirmalathas, M. Attygalle, D. Novak and R. Waterhouse, "On the merging of millimeter-wave fiber-radio backbone with 25-GHz WDM ring networks", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 2203-2210, Oct. 2003.

C. Lim, A. Nirmalathas, D. Novak and R. Waterhouse, "Capacity analysis for WDM fiber-radio backbones with star-tree and ring architecture incorporating wavelength interleaving", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 3308-3315, Dec. 2003.

H. Toda, T. Yamashita, T. Kuri and K. Kitayama, "Demultiplexing using an arrayed-waveguide grating for frequency-interleaved DWDM millimeter-wave radio-on-fiber systems", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 21, no. 8, pp. 1735-1741, Aug. 2003.

H. Toda, T. Yamashita, K. Kitayama and T. Kuri, "25-GHz channel spacing DWDM multiplexing using an arrayed waveguide grating for 60-GHz band radio-on-fiber systems", in Proc. Int. Topical Meeting Microwave Photonics (MWP), Budapest, Hungary,Sep. 2003, pp. 287-290.

T. Nakasyotani, H. Toda, T. Kuri and K.-I. Kitayama, "WDM millimeter-wave-band radio-on-fiber system using a supercontinuum light source", in Proc. 30th Eur. Conf. Optical Communication (ECOC), Stockholm, Sweden,Sep. 2004, pp. 786-787.

H. Toda, T. Nakasyotani, T. Kuri and K.-I. Kitayama, "WDM mm-wave-band radio-on-fiber system using single supercontinuum light source in cooperation with photonic up-conversion", in Proc. Int. Topical Meeting Microwave Photonics (MWP), Ogunquit, ME, Oct. 2004, pp. 161-164.

T. Kuri and K. Kitayama, "60 GHz millimeter signals generation and transport over optical frequency division multiplexing networks", IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech., vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 570-574, May 1999.

T. Kuri and K. Kitayama, "Long-term stabilized millimeter-wave generation using a high-power mode-locked laser diode module", IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech., vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 570-574, May 1999.

M. Attygalle, C. Lim and A. Nirmalathas, "Dispersion-tolerant multiple WDM channel millimeter-wave signal generation using a single monolithic mode-locked semiconductor laser", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 295-303, Jan. 2005.

K. Mori, H. Takara and S. Kawanishi, "Analysis and design of supercontinuum pulse generation in a single-mode optical fiber", J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys., vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 1780-1792, Dec. 2001.

H. Takara, T. Ohara, K. Mori, K. Sato, E. Yamada, Y. Inoue, T. Shibata, M. Abe, T. Morioka and K.-I. Sato, "More than 1000 channel optical frequency chain generation from single supercontinuum source with 12.5 GHz channel spacing", Electron. Lett., vol. 36, no. 25, pp. 2089-2090, Dec. 2000.

K. Mori, K. Sato, H. Takara and T. Ohara, "Supercontinuum lightwave source generating 50 GHz spaced optical ITU grid seamlessly over S-, C-and L-bands", Electron. Lett., vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 544-546, Mar. 2003.

C. Lim, A. Nirmalathas, D. Novak, R. Tucker and R. Waterhouse, "Technique for increasing optical spectral efficiency in millimeter-wave WDM fibre-radio", Electron. Lett., vol. 37, no. 16, pp. 1043-1045, Aug. 2001.

T. Kuri, H. Toda and K.-I. Kitayama, "Dense wavelength division multiplexing millimeter-wave-band radio-on-fiber signal transmission with photonic downconversion", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 1510-1517, Jun. 2003.

J. Park, W. V. Sorin and K. Y. Lau, "Elimination of the fiber chromatic dispersion penalty on 1550 nm millimeter-wave optical transmission", Electron. Lett., vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 512-513, Mar. 1997.

T. Kuri, K.-I. Kitayama, A. Stohr and Y. Ogawa, "Fiber-optic millimeter-wave downlink system using 60 GHz-band external modulation", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 799-806, May 1999.

T. Kuri, T. Nakasyotani, H. Toda and K. Kitayama, "Characterizations of supercontinuum light source for WDM millimeter-wave-band radio-on-fiber systems", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 1274-1276, Jun. 2005.

<corpauth></corpauth> Agilent Technologies, "Agilent 8360B Series Synthesized Swept Signal Generator Data Sheet", p. 4,

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