A comparison of electrical and photonic pulse generation for IR-UWB on fiber links

Roberto Rodes Lopez, Antonio Caballero Jambrina, Xianbin Yu, Timothy Braidwood Gibbon, Jesper Bevensee Jensen, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

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We present and compare experimental results for electrical and photonic generation of 2-Gb/s pulses for impulse radio ultra-wideband on fiber transmission systems based on direct current modulation of a semiconductor laser diode and external optical injection of a semiconductor laser diode, respectively. We assess the performance of the two generation approaches in terms of bit-error rate after propagation over 20 km of optical fiber followed by wireless transmission.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-265
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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