Distributing microwave signals via polymer optical fiber (POF) systems

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A technique to distribute GHz microwave signals via Graded Index Polymer Optical Fiber (GIPOF) is proposed. The method employs fast sweeping of the optical frequency at the headend and a periodic filter at the remote station, where high frequency microwave signals are generated and fed into antennas. The sweeping rate of the optical frequency is kept within the modal dispersion-limited bandwidth of GIPOF. Simulation results with and without data modulation show this to be a promising technique with possible application in distributing wireless LAN signals. GIPOF offers lower installation and maintenance costs than silica fiber and yet higher performance than copper cables.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th annual symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 2 December 2001, Brussels, Belgium
EditorsF. Berghmans, H. Thienpont, J. Danckaert, L. Desmet
Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
ISBN (Print)90-5487247-0
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event6th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 3 Dec 20013 Dec 2001
Conference number: 6


Conference6th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter


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