We have experimentally demonstrated a novel transmission system for seamless integration of ROF with centralized lightwave OFDM-WDM-PON based on an integrated external modulator. At the one of two arms of the integrated external modulator, the optical carrier suppression (OCS) is realized to generate 40–GHz optical millimeter-wave (mm-wave) and up-converted baseband data signal as wireless signal. In another arm of the integrated external modulator, 16 quadrature amplitude modulation intensity-modulated OFDM signals at 10 Gbit/s are used for downstream transmission as wired signal based on double sideband modulation. By using one intensity modulator (IM), the downstream RF OFDM signal is remodulated for upstream on–off keying (OOK) data at 2.5 Gbit/s because of its downstream RZ shape waveform. The 10-Gbit/s wired signal, 2.5-Gbit/s wireless signal, and 2.5-Gbit/s upstream signal have been transmitted over 20-km single mode fiber (SMF) successfully.
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