All-fiber full-duplex multimode wavelength-division-multiplexing network for radio-over-multimode-fiber distribution of broadband wireless services

M. Garcia Larrode, A.M.J. Koonen

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Abstract

Abstract—We present a full-duplex multimode wavelength-division- multiplexing ring network for the distribution of broadband wireless services. It successfully combines the use of all-fiber wavelength selecting multimode add/drop multiplexing nodes with a radio-over-multimode-fiber technique that is robust against modal dispersion impairments in multimode fiber links, and allows a reliable delivery of wireless services beyond 5 GHz. The multimode add/drop multiplexing nodes are built with commercially available narrowband multimode fiber Bragg gratings. The feasibility of the proposal is experimentally investigated with the distribution of 120-Mb/s 64 quadrature amplitude modulation radio signals at 24 GHz over a 4.4-km-long multimode fiber ring with multimode add/drop multiplexing nodes, achieving error vector magnitude values below 4.5%. Index Terms—Broadband wireless access, multimode fiber, multimode fiber Bragg grating, optical access network, radio-over-fiber, wavelength division multiplexing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-255
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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