Abstract

In this paper, we investigate and study the performance of a WDM-based 60 GHz mm-wave fiber-wireless link incorporating a liquid-crystal-on-silicon (LCoS)-based programmable optical processor (POP) in the remote node (RN) for demultiplexing and processing of multiple channels. To ensure that the fiber-wireless link is compatible with existing WDM optical backbones, we have evaluated the performance of the 60 GHz link using a typical WDM channel plan with 100 GHz spacing. A number of different filter profiles are investigated for the POP within the RN and the link performance is quantified and fully characterized. To demonstrate the robustness and flexibility of the POP as a RN, we also investigate wavelength-interleaved 60 GHz fiber-wireless link which requires a more complex filter profile for channel demultiplexing. Our results demonstrate that the POP allows error-free reception of demultiplexed channels, though the performance depends on the type of profile used to process the individual channels.

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C. Lim, A. Nirmalathas, M. Bakaul, P. Gamage, K.-L. Lee, Y. Yang, D. Novak, R. Waterhouse, "Fiber-wireless networks and subsystem technologies," J. Lightw. Technol. 28, 390-405 (2010).

2009

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2008

M. Roelens, S. Frisken, J. Bolger, D. Abakoumov, G. Baxter, S. Poole, B. Eggleton, "Dispersion trimming in a reconfigurable wavelength selective switch," J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 73-78 (2008).

2007

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J. Capmany, D. Novak, "Microwave photonics combines two worlds," Nature Photon. 1, 319-330 (2007).

2006

S. T. Choi, K. S. Yang, S. Nishi, S. Shimizu, K. Tokuda, Y. H. Kim, "A 60 GHz point-to-multipoint millimeter wave fiber-radio communication system," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 54, 1953-1959 (2006).

2001

C. Lim, A. Nirmalathas, D. Novak, R. S. Tucker, R. B. Waterhouse, "Technique for increasing optical spectral efficiency in millimeter-wave WDM fibre-radio," Electron. Lett. 37, 1043-1045 (2001).

1999

M. Rochette, M. Guy, S. LaRochelle, J. Lauzon, F. Trepanier, "Gain equalization of EDFA's with Bragg gratings," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 536-538 (1999).

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Electron. Lett.

H. Schmuck, "Comparison of optical millimeter-wave system concepts with regard to chromatic dispersion," Electron. Lett. 31, 1848-1849 (1995).

C. Lim, A. Nirmalathas, D. Novak, R. S. Tucker, R. B. Waterhouse, "Technique for increasing optical spectral efficiency in millimeter-wave WDM fibre-radio," Electron. Lett. 37, 1043-1045 (2001).

IEEE Commun. Mag.

G. Shen, R. S. Tucker, C.-J. Chae, "Fixed mobile convergence architectures for broadband access: Integration of EPON and WiMAX," IEEE Commun. Mag. 44-50 (2007).

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.

S. T. Choi, K. S. Yang, S. Nishi, S. Shimizu, K. Tokuda, Y. H. Kim, "A 60 GHz point-to-multipoint millimeter wave fiber-radio communication system," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 54, 1953-1959 (2006).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

S.-H. Fan, H.-C. Chien, Y.-T. Hsueh, A. Chowdhury, J. Yu, G.-K. Chang, "Simultaneous transmission of wireless and wireline services using a single 60-GHz radio-over-fiber channel by coherent subcarrier modulation," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1127-1129 (2009).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

M. Rochette, M. Guy, S. LaRochelle, J. Lauzon, F. Trepanier, "Gain equalization of EDFA's with Bragg gratings," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 536-538 (1999).

J. Lightw. Technol.

M. Roelens, S. Frisken, J. Bolger, D. Abakoumov, G. Baxter, S. Poole, B. Eggleton, "Dispersion trimming in a reconfigurable wavelength selective switch," J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 73-78 (2008).

M. Sauer, A. Kobyakov, J. George, "Radio over fiber for picocellular network architectures," J. Lightw. Technol. 25, 3301-3320 (2007).

C. Lim, A. Nirmalathas, M. Bakaul, P. Gamage, K.-L. Lee, Y. Yang, D. Novak, R. Waterhouse, "Fiber-wireless networks and subsystem technologies," J. Lightw. Technol. 28, 390-405 (2010).

Nature Photon.

J. Capmany, D. Novak, "Microwave photonics combines two worlds," Nature Photon. 1, 319-330 (2007).

Other

D. Novak, A. Nirmalathas, C. Lim, R. Waterhouse, Microwave Photonics: Devices and Applications (Wiley, 2009) pp. 169-190.

H. Ogawa, "Millimeter-wave wireless personal network systems," Proc. IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symp. (2006) pp. 379-382.

B. Cabon, Y. Le Guennec, "Recent progresses in fiber-wireless systems," Proc. LEOS Annual Meeting (2009) pp. 608-609.

A. Ng'oma, M. Sauer, "Opportunities and challenges in optical generation and distribution of 60 GHz wireless signals," Proc. Asia–Pacific Microw. Conf. (2008) pp. 1-4.

Y. Luo, T. Wang, S. Weinstein, M. Cvijetic, S. Nakamura, "Integrating optical and wireless services in the access network," Proc. OFC (2006).

H. Toda, T. Yamashita, K. Kitayama, T. Kuri, "A DWDM mmwave fiber-radio system using optical interleaving for high spectral efficiency," Proc. Microw. Photon. (2001) pp. 85-88.

C. Lim, C. Pulikkaseril, K. L. Lee, A. Nirmalathas, M. Roelens, "Consolidation of signal processing functions in WDM-based mm-wave fiber wireless links using a LCoS-based programmable optical processor," Proc. IEEE Microw. Photon. (2010) pp. 58-61.

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