Simulations of modulator nonlinear effects in radio-over-fibre systems

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Abstract

We propose the use of optical frequency multiplication as a cost-effective method to optically generate wireless radio frequencies (RFs) and deliver them from a central station to remote radio access units. Mach-Zehnder modulators (MZMs) are employed to transport the RF data. We focus on the impact of the nonlinearity of MZMs on the adioover-fibre system performance for single-carrier and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) formatted data. A larger system penalty is shown in the OFDM RoF system due to a more severe nonlinear cross-talk effect between sub-carriers, compared with the single carrier system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 17-18 December 2007, Brussels, Belgium
EditorsA.M.J. Koonen, X.J.M. Leijtens, S.P. Gorza, P. Kockaert, X. Leijtens
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherIEEE/LEOS
Pages139-142
ISBN (Print)978-2-9600753-0-4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event12th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 17-18, 2007, Brussels, Belgium - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 17 Dec 200718 Dec 2007

Conference

Conference12th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 17-18, 2007, Brussels, Belgium
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period17/12/0718/12/07

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    Yang, H., Tangdiongga, E., & Koonen, A. M. J. (2007). Simulations of modulator nonlinear effects in radio-over-fibre systems. In A. M. J. Koonen, X. J. M. Leijtens, S. P. Gorza, P. Kockaert, & X. Leijtens (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 17-18 December 2007, Brussels, Belgium (pp. 139-142). IEEE/LEOS.