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

Wake, David and Nkansah, Anthony and Gomes, Nathan J. and de Valicourt, Guilhem and Brenot, Romain and Violas, Manuel and Liu, Zhansheng and Ferreira, Filipe and 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. (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)

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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
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications > TK5103.59 Optical communications, Fibre-optics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2011 15:11
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 10:24
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26215 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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