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A Comparison of Radio over Fiber Link Types for the Support of Wideband Radio Channels

Wake, David, Nkansah, Anthony, Gomes, Nathan J., de Valicourt, Guilhem, Brenot, Romain, Violas, Manuel, Liu, Zhansheng, Ferreira, Filipe, Pato, Silvia (2010) A Comparison of Radio over Fiber Link Types for the Support of Wideband Radio Channels. OSA/IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 28 (16). pp. 2416-2422. ISSN 0733-8724. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2010.2046136) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:26215)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2010.2046136

Abstract

Three radio over fiber link types are compared to assess their relative performance for the optical transmission of next generation wireless signals having multiple wideband radio channels with high-level modulation. These links differ in their choice of modulation device; either a directly modulated laser (DML) or external modulation using a Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) or a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA). The DML and RSOA link types are shown to suffer minimal degradation of the uplink wireless range compared to the baseline value without an optical link, using optimum components in terms of cost and performance. The optimum technology depends on the relative merits of simplicity (DML) or optical network architecture flexibility (RSOA).

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/JLT.2010.2046136
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications > TK5103.59 Optical communications
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2011 15:11 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26215 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Gomes, Nathan J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3763-3699
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