Triple-play and 60-GHz radio-over-fiber techniques for next-generation optical access networks

R. Llorente, S. Walker, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, M. Beltrán, M. Morant, T. Quinlan, Jesper Bevensee Jensen

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Radio-over-fiber techniques apply to fiber-to-thehome distributions to reach the customer premises with the services to be received with full-standard low-cost equipment. Bi-directional coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) radio-over-fiber transmission of triple-format full-standard orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) signals in coexistence (LTE, WiMAX, and UWB) is experimentally evaluated. Optical distribution over 20.2 km of standard single-mode fiber (SSMF) in passive optical networks (PON) and further 3-m radio distribution is demonstrated. In addition, downlink performance of radio-over-fiber optical transmission employing vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), and further wireless transmission, of standard OFDM UWB signals is reported when operating in the 60-GHz radio band. Performance is evaluated at 1.44 Gbit/s bitrate. PON transmission distance up to 40 km in SSMF with wireless transmission up to 5 m is demonstrated with no penalty.
Original languageDutch
Title of host publication2011 16th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-61284-753-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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