Abstract

Radio over fiber systems in a microwave/millimeter wave band experience a severe signal fading due to fiber dispersion. However, parametric amplification in transmission fibers, known as modulation instability, can compensate for the signal fading. In this paper, we experimentally demonstrate radio over fiber transmission of 111.689 Mbps BPSK signal with a carrier frequency of 10.804GHz, and measure bit error rates varying the optical transmission power. For the fiber launched power of 0dBm, we observe a power penalty of 5.8dB in the transmission over a 25km fiber, though by increasing the fiber launched power up to +10dBm, we successfully reduce the power penalty by 1.1dB.

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1999 (1)

1997 (1)

G. H. Smith, D. Novak, and Z. Ahmed, "Overcoming chromatic-dispersion effects in fiber-wireless System incorporating external modulators," IEEE Trans. Micorowave Theory Tech. 45, 1410-1415 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

K. Tai, A. Hasegawa, and A. Tomita, "Observation of modulational instability in optical fibers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 135-138 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

R. H. Stolen, "Nonlinearity in Fiber Transmission," Proc. IEEE 68, 1232-1236 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Ahmed, Z.

G. H. Smith, D. Novak, and Z. Ahmed, "Overcoming chromatic-dispersion effects in fiber-wireless System incorporating external modulators," IEEE Trans. Micorowave Theory Tech. 45, 1410-1415 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Hasegawa, A.

K. Tai, A. Hasegawa, and A. Tomita, "Observation of modulational instability in optical fibers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 135-138 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Kitayama, K.

Novak, D.

G. H. Smith, D. Novak, and Z. Ahmed, "Overcoming chromatic-dispersion effects in fiber-wireless System incorporating external modulators," IEEE Trans. Micorowave Theory Tech. 45, 1410-1415 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Smith, G. H.

G. H. Smith, D. Novak, and Z. Ahmed, "Overcoming chromatic-dispersion effects in fiber-wireless System incorporating external modulators," IEEE Trans. Micorowave Theory Tech. 45, 1410-1415 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sotobayashi, H.

Stolen, R. H.

R. H. Stolen, "Nonlinearity in Fiber Transmission," Proc. IEEE 68, 1232-1236 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Tai, K.

K. Tai, A. Hasegawa, and A. Tomita, "Observation of modulational instability in optical fibers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 135-138 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Tomita, A.

K. Tai, A. Hasegawa, and A. Tomita, "Observation of modulational instability in optical fibers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 135-138 (1986).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Micorowave Theory Tech. (1)

G. H. Smith, D. Novak, and Z. Ahmed, "Overcoming chromatic-dispersion effects in fiber-wireless System incorporating external modulators," IEEE Trans. Micorowave Theory Tech. 45, 1410-1415 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

K. Tai, A. Hasegawa, and A. Tomita, "Observation of modulational instability in optical fibers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 135-138 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Proc. IEEE (1)

R. H. Stolen, "Nonlinearity in Fiber Transmission," Proc. IEEE 68, 1232-1236 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

H. Al-Raweshidy and S. Komaki, Radio over Fiber Technologies for Mobile Communications Networks (Artech House, Boston, 2002).

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed., (Academic Press, San Diego, 2001)

J. Maeda, T. Masuko and A. Fujiwara, "A numerical study on signal degradation in radio over fiber transmission due to modulation instability," Post deadline paper of Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference 2006, PD-3 (2006).

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