Abstract

A wavelength-division multiplexed colorless radio-on-fiber (RoF) system based on a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) is proposed in this paper. This scheme has a colorless and simple base station (BS), because an RSOA playing the role of amplification and modulation is used at the BS, irrespective of the wavelength. The spurious-free dynamic range, gain, and noise figure of both the downlink and uplink are presented to verify the suitability of the scheme for an RoF system. Error-free transmissions for both uplink and downlink wireless signals of 1.25 Gb/s are demonstrated. From the experimental results using an RF subcarrier of 3 GHz as a wireless signal, it is held that the performance of this scheme will change only slightly when using a millimeter-wave signal ( > 30 GHz).

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T. Nakasyotani, H. Toda, T. Kuri, K. Kitayama, "Wavelength-division-multiplexed millimeter-waveband radio-on-fiber system using a supercontinuum light source," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 404-410 (2006).

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2003 (2)

H. Toda, T. Yamashita, T. Kuri, K. Kitayama, "Demultiplexing using an arrayed-waveguide grating for frequency-interleaved DWDM millimeter-wave radio-on-fiber systems," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 1735-1741 (2003).

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2002 (3)

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A. Narashima, X. Meng, F. Lam, M. C. Wu, E. Yablonovitch, "Maximizing spectral utilization in WDM systems by microwave domain filtering of tandem single sidebands," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49, 2042-2047 (2001).

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L. Noel, D. Wake, D. G. Moodie, D. D. Marcenac, L. D. Westerbrook, D. Nesset, "Novel techniques for high-capacity 60 GHz fiber-radio transmission systems," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 45, 1416-1423 (1997).

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1996 (1)

L. D. Westerbrook, D. G. Moodie, "Simultaneous bi-directional analogue fibre-optic transmission using an electroabsorption modulator ," Electron. Lett. 32, 1806-1807 (1996).

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H. Ogawa, D. Polifko, S. Banba, "Millimeter-wave fiber optics systems for personal radio communication," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 40, 2285-2293 (1992).

Electron. Lett. (2)

L. D. Westerbrook, D. G. Moodie, "Simultaneous bi-directional analogue fibre-optic transmission using an electroabsorption modulator ," Electron. Lett. 32, 1806-1807 (1996).

L. D. Westerbrook, L. Noel, D. G. Moodie, "Full-duplex, 25 km analogue fibre transmission at 120 Mb/s with simultaneous modulation and detection in an electroabsorption modulator," Electron. Lett. 33, 694-695 (1997).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

J. M. Kang, S. K. Han, "A novel hybrid WDM/SCM-PON sharing wavelength for up- and down-link using reflective semiconductor optical amplifier," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 502-504 (2006).

L. A. Johansson, A. J. Seeds, "36-GHz 140 Mb/s radio-over-fiber transmission using an optical injection phase-lock loop source ," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 893-895 (2001).

E. J. Tyler, M. Webster, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, S. Yu, J. Rorison, "Subcarrier modulated transmission of 2.5 Gb/s over 300 m of 62.5-${\rm \mu} \hbox{m}$-core diameter multimode fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1743-1745 (2002).

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. (5)

A. Narashima, X. Meng, F. Lam, M. C. Wu, E. Yablonovitch, "Maximizing spectral utilization in WDM systems by microwave domain filtering of tandem single sidebands," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49, 2042-2047 (2001).

H. Ogawa, D. Polifko, S. Banba, "Millimeter-wave fiber optics systems for personal radio communication," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 40, 2285-2293 (1992).

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J. Lightw. Technol. (5)

H. Toda, T. Yamashita, T. Kuri, K. Kitayama, "Demultiplexing using an arrayed-waveguide grating for frequency-interleaved DWDM millimeter-wave radio-on-fiber systems," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 1735-1741 (2003).

M. Fujiwara, J. Kani, H. Suzuki, K. Iwatsuki, "Impact of backreflection on upstream transmission in WDM single-fiber loopback access networks ," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 740-746 (2006).

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K. Kitayama, T. Kuri, K. Onohara, T. Kamisaka, K. Murashima, "Dispersion effects of FBG filter and optical SSB filtering in DWDM millimeter-wave fiber-radio systems," J. Lightw. Technol. 20, 1397-1407 (2002).

C. Lim, A. Nirmalathas, M. Attygalle, D. Novak, R. Waterhouse, "On the merging of millimeter-wave fiber-radio backbone with 25-GHz WDM ring networks ," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 2203-2210 (2003).

Other (3)

D. Wake, M. Webster, G. Wimpenny, K. Beacham, L. Crawford, "Radio over fiber for mobile communications," Proc. IEEE Int. Top. Meeting Microw. Photon. (2004) pp. 157-160.

Radio Over Fiber Technologies for Mobile Communications Networks (Artech House, 2002).

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

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