Abstract

The evolution of wireless communication networks supporting emerging broadband services and applications offers new opportunities for realizing integrated optical and wireless network infrastructures. We report on some of our recent activities investigating advanced technologies for next generation converged optical wireless networks. Developments in Active Antenna Systems, mobile fronthaul architectures, and 60 GHz fiber distributed wireless networks are described. We also discuss the potential for analog radio over fiber distribution links as a viable solution for meeting the capacity requirements of new network architectures.

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2011 (1)

J. A. Nanzer, P. T. Callahan, M. L. Dennis, T. R. Clark, D. Novak, and R. B. Waterhouse, “Millimeter-wave wireless communication using dual-wavelength photonic signal generation and photonic upconversion,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.59(12), 3522–3530 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (1)

2008 (1)

S. R. O’Connor, T. R. Clark, and D. Novak, “Wideband adaptive feedforward photonic link,” IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol.26(15), 2810–2816 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

1990 (1)

J. Cooper, “'Fibre/Radio' for the provision of cordless/mobile telephony services in the access network,” Electron. Lett.26(24), 2054–2056 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Alemohammad, M.

M. Alemohammad, D. Novak, and R. Waterhouse, “Ka-band RF photonic link with optimized performance,” in Proceedings of IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, (2012).
[CrossRef]

Bourgart, F.

A. Pizzinat, F. Bourgart, P. Chanclou, B. Charbonnier, F. Le Clech, and B. Landousies, “An opportunity for access network convergence and consolidation: Digital radio over fiber,” in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (2012).

Callahan, P. T.

J. A. Nanzer, P. T. Callahan, M. L. Dennis, T. R. Clark, D. Novak, and R. B. Waterhouse, “Millimeter-wave wireless communication using dual-wavelength photonic signal generation and photonic upconversion,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.59(12), 3522–3530 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Chanclou, P.

A. Pizzinat, F. Bourgart, P. Chanclou, B. Charbonnier, F. Le Clech, and B. Landousies, “An opportunity for access network convergence and consolidation: Digital radio over fiber,” in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (2012).

Charbonnier, B.

A. Pizzinat, F. Bourgart, P. Chanclou, B. Charbonnier, F. Le Clech, and B. Landousies, “An opportunity for access network convergence and consolidation: Digital radio over fiber,” in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (2012).

Clark, T. R.

J. A. Nanzer, P. T. Callahan, M. L. Dennis, T. R. Clark, D. Novak, and R. B. Waterhouse, “Millimeter-wave wireless communication using dual-wavelength photonic signal generation and photonic upconversion,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.59(12), 3522–3530 (2011).
[CrossRef]

S. R. O’Connor, T. R. Clark, and D. Novak, “Wideband adaptive feedforward photonic link,” IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol.26(15), 2810–2816 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Cooper, J.

J. Cooper, “'Fibre/Radio' for the provision of cordless/mobile telephony services in the access network,” Electron. Lett.26(24), 2054–2056 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Dennis, M. L.

J. A. Nanzer, P. T. Callahan, M. L. Dennis, T. R. Clark, D. Novak, and R. B. Waterhouse, “Millimeter-wave wireless communication using dual-wavelength photonic signal generation and photonic upconversion,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.59(12), 3522–3530 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Di Mola, D.

D. Di Mola and A. Lometti, “Photonic integrated technologies for optical backhauling,” in Proc. International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, (2011).

Elsallal, M. W.

M. W. Elsallal and D. H. Schaubert, “On the performance trade-offs associated with modular element of single- and dual-polarized DmBAVA,” in Proc. Antennas Applications Symposium,166 – 187, (2006).

Fye, D. M.

D. M. Fye, “Design of fiber optic antenna remoting links for cellular radio applications,” in Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference,622 – 625, (1990).
[CrossRef]

Gamage, P. A.

Gomes, N.

D. Wake, S. Pato, J. Pedro, E. Lopez, N. Gomes, and P. Monteiro, “A comparison of remote radio head optical transmission technologies for next generation wireless systems,” in Proceedings of IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting,442 – 443, (2009).
[CrossRef]

Jalali, B.

Landousies, B.

A. Pizzinat, F. Bourgart, P. Chanclou, B. Charbonnier, F. Le Clech, and B. Landousies, “An opportunity for access network convergence and consolidation: Digital radio over fiber,” in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (2012).

Le Clech, F.

A. Pizzinat, F. Bourgart, P. Chanclou, B. Charbonnier, F. Le Clech, and B. Landousies, “An opportunity for access network convergence and consolidation: Digital radio over fiber,” in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (2012).

Lim, C.

Lometti, A.

D. Di Mola and A. Lometti, “Photonic integrated technologies for optical backhauling,” in Proc. International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, (2011).

Lopez, E.

D. Wake, S. Pato, J. Pedro, E. Lopez, N. Gomes, and P. Monteiro, “A comparison of remote radio head optical transmission technologies for next generation wireless systems,” in Proceedings of IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting,442 – 443, (2009).
[CrossRef]

Monteiro, P.

D. Wake, S. Pato, J. Pedro, E. Lopez, N. Gomes, and P. Monteiro, “A comparison of remote radio head optical transmission technologies for next generation wireless systems,” in Proceedings of IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting,442 – 443, (2009).
[CrossRef]

Nanzer, J. A.

J. A. Nanzer, P. T. Callahan, M. L. Dennis, T. R. Clark, D. Novak, and R. B. Waterhouse, “Millimeter-wave wireless communication using dual-wavelength photonic signal generation and photonic upconversion,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.59(12), 3522–3530 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Nirmalathas, A.

Novak, D.

J. A. Nanzer, P. T. Callahan, M. L. Dennis, T. R. Clark, D. Novak, and R. B. Waterhouse, “Millimeter-wave wireless communication using dual-wavelength photonic signal generation and photonic upconversion,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.59(12), 3522–3530 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Nirmalathas, P. A. Gamage, C. Lim, D. Novak, R. Waterhouse, and Y. Yang, “Digitized radio-over-fiber technologies for converged optical wireless access network,” J. Lightwave Technol.28(16), 2366–2375 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. R. O’Connor, T. R. Clark, and D. Novak, “Wideband adaptive feedforward photonic link,” IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol.26(15), 2810–2816 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. Novak and R. Waterhouse, “Emerging disruptive wireless technologies – Prospects and challenges for integration with optical networks,” in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (2013).
[CrossRef]

M. Alemohammad, D. Novak, and R. Waterhouse, “Ka-band RF photonic link with optimized performance,” in Proceedings of IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, (2012).
[CrossRef]

O’Connor, S. R.

S. R. O’Connor, T. R. Clark, and D. Novak, “Wideband adaptive feedforward photonic link,” IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol.26(15), 2810–2816 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Pato, S.

D. Wake, S. Pato, J. Pedro, E. Lopez, N. Gomes, and P. Monteiro, “A comparison of remote radio head optical transmission technologies for next generation wireless systems,” in Proceedings of IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting,442 – 443, (2009).
[CrossRef]

Pedro, J.

D. Wake, S. Pato, J. Pedro, E. Lopez, N. Gomes, and P. Monteiro, “A comparison of remote radio head optical transmission technologies for next generation wireless systems,” in Proceedings of IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting,442 – 443, (2009).
[CrossRef]

Pizzinat, A.

A. Pizzinat, F. Bourgart, P. Chanclou, B. Charbonnier, F. Le Clech, and B. Landousies, “An opportunity for access network convergence and consolidation: Digital radio over fiber,” in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (2012).

Sadhwani, R.

Schaubert, D. H.

M. W. Elsallal and D. H. Schaubert, “On the performance trade-offs associated with modular element of single- and dual-polarized DmBAVA,” in Proc. Antennas Applications Symposium,166 – 187, (2006).

Wake, D.

D. Wake, S. Pato, J. Pedro, E. Lopez, N. Gomes, and P. Monteiro, “A comparison of remote radio head optical transmission technologies for next generation wireless systems,” in Proceedings of IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting,442 – 443, (2009).
[CrossRef]

Waterhouse, R.

A. Nirmalathas, P. A. Gamage, C. Lim, D. Novak, R. Waterhouse, and Y. Yang, “Digitized radio-over-fiber technologies for converged optical wireless access network,” J. Lightwave Technol.28(16), 2366–2375 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. Novak and R. Waterhouse, “Emerging disruptive wireless technologies – Prospects and challenges for integration with optical networks,” in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (2013).
[CrossRef]

M. Alemohammad, D. Novak, and R. Waterhouse, “Ka-band RF photonic link with optimized performance,” in Proceedings of IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, (2012).
[CrossRef]

Waterhouse, R. B.

J. A. Nanzer, P. T. Callahan, M. L. Dennis, T. R. Clark, D. Novak, and R. B. Waterhouse, “Millimeter-wave wireless communication using dual-wavelength photonic signal generation and photonic upconversion,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.59(12), 3522–3530 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Yang, Y.

Electron. Lett. (1)

J. Cooper, “'Fibre/Radio' for the provision of cordless/mobile telephony services in the access network,” Electron. Lett.26(24), 2054–2056 (1990).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. (1)

J. A. Nanzer, P. T. Callahan, M. L. Dennis, T. R. Clark, D. Novak, and R. B. Waterhouse, “Millimeter-wave wireless communication using dual-wavelength photonic signal generation and photonic upconversion,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.59(12), 3522–3530 (2011).
[CrossRef]

IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

S. R. O’Connor, T. R. Clark, and D. Novak, “Wideband adaptive feedforward photonic link,” IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol.26(15), 2810–2816 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

Other (12)

R. B. Waterhouse, D. Novak, M. Alemohammad, S. Hobbs, C. Lim, A. Nirmalathas, J. A. Nanzer, P. Callahan, M. Dennis, and T. R. Clark, “RF Over fiber distribution schemes for 60 GHz Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs),” in IEEE Proceedings of Asia Pacific Microwave Conference, (2011).

D. M. Fye, “Design of fiber optic antenna remoting links for cellular radio applications,” in Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference,622 – 625, (1990).
[CrossRef]

4G Americas MIMO and Smart Antennas for Mobile Systems, (October 2012).

www.commscope.com

www.den-gyo.com

www.lgsinnovations.com

M. W. Elsallal and D. H. Schaubert, “On the performance trade-offs associated with modular element of single- and dual-polarized DmBAVA,” in Proc. Antennas Applications Symposium,166 – 187, (2006).

D. Novak and R. Waterhouse, “Emerging disruptive wireless technologies – Prospects and challenges for integration with optical networks,” in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (2013).
[CrossRef]

D. Di Mola and A. Lometti, “Photonic integrated technologies for optical backhauling,” in Proc. International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, (2011).

A. Pizzinat, F. Bourgart, P. Chanclou, B. Charbonnier, F. Le Clech, and B. Landousies, “An opportunity for access network convergence and consolidation: Digital radio over fiber,” in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (2012).

D. Wake, S. Pato, J. Pedro, E. Lopez, N. Gomes, and P. Monteiro, “A comparison of remote radio head optical transmission technologies for next generation wireless systems,” in Proceedings of IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting,442 – 443, (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Alemohammad, D. Novak, and R. Waterhouse, “Ka-band RF photonic link with optimized performance,” in Proceedings of IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, (2012).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

BAVA array developed for next generation active antenna system. (a) Schematic. (b) Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) for several scan angles. (c) Radiation patterns.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic showing the concept of a centralized BBU architecture for future integrated optical wireless networks

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Comparison of dynamic range versus fiber transmission distance for analog and digital optical links

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Multiple beam lens based radiator structure created for 60 GHz small cells

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Photograph and (b) Measured reflection coefficient of the developed uni-planar quasi-Yagi 60 GHz printed antenna

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

(a) Photograph and (b) Measured reflection coefficient for different excitation element positions of the developed multiple beam 60 GHz lens antenna

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Examples of radiation patterns of the 60 GHz multiple beam lens antenna; (a) Slot position 5 and (b) Slot position 7

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