Optically-Powered Remote Units for Radio Over Fiber Systems

Wake, David and Nkansah, Anthony and Lethien, Christophe and Sion, C. and Vilcot, Jean-Pierre and Gomes, Nathan J. (2008) Optically-Powered Remote Units for Radio Over Fiber Systems. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 26 (15). pp. 2484-2491. ISSN 0733-8724. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2008.927171) (Full text available)

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Optically powered radio-over-fiber remote units have been designed and constructed for distributed antenna system applications using separate fibers for power and signal transmission. The feasibility of this approach has been investigated through a series of transmission measurements, based on the IEEE 802.11g wireless local area networking standard at a frequency of 2.5 GHz using 64-QAM OFDM modulation at 54 Mb/s. These measurements show that high-quality multilevel signal transmission is possible with modest levels of optical power at the central unit. For example, an EVM of around 3 % has been achieved for an RF output power of 0 dBm using a central unit optical power of 250 mW over a link length of 300 m.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Distributed antenna systems; power over fiber; radio over fiber; wireless local area networks (WLANs)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications > TK5103.59 Optical communications, Fibre-optics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2009 10:20 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2015 10:47 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15858 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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