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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 12th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 17-18 December 2007, Brussels, Belgium|
|Editors||A.M.J. Koonen, X.J.M. Leijtens, S.P. Gorza, P. Kockaert, X. Leijtens|
|Place of Publication||Brussels|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||12th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 17-18, 2007, Brussels, Belgium - Brussels, Belgium|
Duration: 17 Dec 2007 → 18 Dec 2007
|Conference||12th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 17-18, 2007, Brussels, Belgium|
|Period||17/12/07 → 18/12/07|
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.