Abstract

Optically powered radio-over-fiber remote units have been designed and constructed for distributed antenna system applications using separate fibers for power and signal transmission. The feasibility of this approach has been investigated through a series of transmission measurements, based on the IEEE 802.11g wireless local area networking standard at a frequency of 2.5 GHz using 64-QAM OFDM modulation at 54 Mb/s. These measurements show that high-quality multilevel signal transmission is possible with modest levels of optical power at the central unit. For example, an EVM of around 3% has been achieved for an RF output power of 0 dBm using a central unit optical power of 250 mW over a link length of 300 m.

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1993 (1)

T. C. Banwell, R. C. Estes, L. A. Reith, P. W. Shumate, E. M. Vogel, "Powering the fiber loop optically—A cost analysis," J. Lightw. Technol. 11, 481-494 (1993).

1990 (2)

J. M. Keenan, A. J. Motley, "Radio coverage in buildings," British Telecom Technol. J. 8, 19-24 (1990).

C. S. Oh, W. Gu, "Fiber induced distortion in a subcarrier multiplexed lightwave system," IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 8, 1296-1303 (1990).

British Telecom Technol. J. (1)

J. M. Keenan, A. J. Motley, "Radio coverage in buildings," British Telecom Technol. J. 8, 19-24 (1990).

IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. (1)

C. S. Oh, W. Gu, "Fiber induced distortion in a subcarrier multiplexed lightwave system," IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 8, 1296-1303 (1990).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

T. C. Banwell, R. C. Estes, L. A. Reith, P. W. Shumate, E. M. Vogel, "Powering the fiber loop optically—A cost analysis," J. Lightw. Technol. 11, 481-494 (1993).

Other (10)

A. Arredondo, D. M. Cutrer, J. B. Georges, K. Y. Lau, "Techniques for improving in-building radio coverage using fiber-fed distributed antenna networks," Proc. IEEE Veh. Technol. Conf. (1996) pp. 1540-1543.

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

D. Wake, A. Nkansah, N. J. Gomes, "Optical powering of remote units for radio over fiber links," IEEE Int. Top. Meet. Microw. Photon. (2007) pp. 29-32.

IEEE Std 802.11g, (2003).

Avago Technologies Technical Datasheet, MGA-412P8 www.avagotech.com (2006).

Avago Technologies Technical Datasheet, ATF-551M4 www.avagotech.com (2005).

Avago Technologies Technical Datasheet, ATF-54143 www.avagotech.com (2003).

JSDU Commercial Lasers Datasheet, 2486-L3 Series www.jdsu.com (2007).

JSDU Photonic Power Datasheet, PPC-4E www.jdsu.com (2005).

D. Chanda, A. Sesay, B. Davies, "Performance of clipped OFDM signal in fiber," Canad. Conf. Elect. Comp. Eng. (2004) pp. 2401-2404.

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