Abstract

In this paper, we have exhibited the potential of the glass- and polymer-based multimode fibers to be used in a radio over fiber (RoF) system in order to extend the indoor coverage of the Wimedia multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MB-OFDM) ultrawideband (UWB) standard. After the design of a test setup operating at 850 nm, we have performed the physical characterization of the RoF system especially the mask test compliance, the error vector magnitude (EVM), or the relative constellation error (RCE) variation as a function of the system parameters [radio frequency (RF) power, optical attenuation, fiber length, laser bias current]. The transmission performance of both 200 and 480-Mb/s Wimedia signals is demonstrated through a 100-m link length of glass- and polymer-based multimode fibers: transmission penalties are quantified by RCE with values under the standard requirements. Two different behaviors depending on the core material of the fiber have been identified in this study.

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2007 (2)

J. Yao, F. Zeng, Q. Wang, "Photonic generation of ultrawideband signals," J. Lightw. Technol. 25, 3219-3235 (2007).

H. Kim, J. H. Cho, S. Kim, K.-U. Song, H. Lee, J. Lee, B. Kim, Y. Oh, J. Lee, S. Hwang, "Radio-over-fiber system for TDD-Based OFDMA wireless communication systems," J. Lightw. Technol. 25, 3419-3427 (2007).

2006 (1)

K.-A. Persson, C. Carlsson, A. Alping, A. Haglund, J. S. Gustavsson, P. Modh, A. Larsson, "WCDMA radio-over-fibre transmission experiment using singlemode VCSEL and multimode fibre," IEE Electron. Lett. 42, 372-374 (2006).

IEE Electron. Lett. (1)

K.-A. Persson, C. Carlsson, A. Alping, A. Haglund, J. S. Gustavsson, P. Modh, A. Larsson, "WCDMA radio-over-fibre transmission experiment using singlemode VCSEL and multimode fibre," IEE Electron. Lett. 42, 372-374 (2006).

J. Lightw. Technol. (2)

H. Kim, J. H. Cho, S. Kim, K.-U. Song, H. Lee, J. Lee, B. Kim, Y. Oh, J. Lee, S. Hwang, "Radio-over-fiber system for TDD-Based OFDMA wireless communication systems," J. Lightw. Technol. 25, 3419-3427 (2007).

J. Yao, F. Zeng, Q. Wang, "Photonic generation of ultrawideband signals," J. Lightw. Technol. 25, 3219-3235 (2007).

Other (13)

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M. Bennett, A. Flatman, B. Tolley, “Broad market potential of 10 Gb/s Ethernet on FDDI grade MM fiber,” IEEE802.3 (2004) http://www.ieee802.org/3/tutorial/mar04/10GMMF_SG_v031604a.pdf.

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Datasheets of the Corning® Fibers, CorningNY (2008) http://www.corning.com/opticalfiber/products__applications/products/infinicor.aspx.

Datasheets of the OFS Optics Fibers, NorcrossGA (2009) www.ofsoptics.com/resources/multimodeselectionguide%20.pdf.

GigaPOFDatasheets of the Chromis Perfluorinated GIPOF, WarrenNJ (2009) http://www.chromisfiber.com/products.htm.

Lucina®Datasheets of the Asahi Glass Perfluorinated GIPOF, TokyoJapan http://www.agc.co.jp/english/rd_e/e_lucina.html.

F. Tabatabai, H. Al-Raweshidy, "Performance evaluation for WLAN and UWB using radio over fibre," Proc. IEEE 9th Eur. Conf. Wireless Technol. (2006) pp. 147-149.

M.-L. Yee, Y.-X. Guo, V. H. Pham, L. C. Ong, "WiMedia ultra-wide band transmission in radio over fiber using multimode fiber," Proc. 20th Annu. Meeting IEEE Lasers Electro-Optics Soc. (2007) pp. 335-336.

Y.-X. Guo, V. H. Pham, M.-L. Yee, L. C. Ong, B. Luo, "Performance evaluation for WiMedia ultra-wide band simultaneous transmission with wireless LAN over cable and fiber," Proc. IEEE Radio Wireless Symp. (2008) pp. 259-262.

Product Specifications—Sectional Specification for Category A4 Multimode Fibres Standard IEC 60793-2-40 (2006) http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/035855 2nd ed..

K. M. Gharaibeh, K. G. Gard, M. B. Steer, "Accurate estimation of digital communication system metrics—SNR, EVM, and $\rho$ in a nonlinear amplifier environment," Proc. ARFTG Microw. Meas. Conf. (2004) pp. 41-44.

A. R. Islam, M. S. Rahman, R. A. Shafik, "On the extended relationships among EVM, BER and SNR as performance metrics," Proc. 4th Int. Conf. Electr. Comput. Eng. (2006) pp. 408-411.

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