Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Low-cost analog fiber optic links for in-house distribution of millimeter-wave signals

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 February 2011

Friederike Brendel
Affiliation:
Institut de Microelectronique, Electromagnetisme et Photonique, Grenoble INP – Minatec, 3 parvis Louis Néel, BP257, 38016 Grenoble Cedex 1, France. Phone: +33 4 56 52 94 85.
Julien Poëtte
Affiliation:
Institut de Microelectronique, Electromagnetisme et Photonique, Grenoble INP – Minatec, 3 parvis Louis Néel, BP257, 38016 Grenoble Cedex 1, France. Phone: +33 4 56 52 94 85.
Béatrice Cabon
Affiliation:
Institut de Microelectronique, Electromagnetisme et Photonique, Grenoble INP – Minatec, 3 parvis Louis Néel, BP257, 38016 Grenoble Cedex 1, France. Phone: +33 4 56 52 94 85.
Frédéric van Dijk
Affiliation:
Alcatel-Thales III–V Lab – Thales III–V Lab, Joint Lab of “Bell Labs” and “Thales Research and Technology”, Campus de Polytechnique 1, avenue Augustin Fresnel, 91127 Palaiseau, France.
Corresponding
E-mail address:

Abstract

In this article, analog fiber optic links (radio-over-fiber, RoF, links) are presented as a flexible, low-cost solution for in-house distribution of millimeter-wave (mmw) signals. Mode-locked laser diodes (MLLD) serve as inexpensive mmw sources for the downlink distribution of mmw signals across an optical fiber link. We compare the robustness of direct and external RF modulation for such MLLD-based RoF systems, whereas the error vector magnitude (EVM) of the received symbols serves as a figure of merit. On the eve of 60 GHz WLAN standardization, we experimentally investigate the transmission of narrowband WLAN (IEEE 802.11a) signals in the millimetric range at moderate data rates. We also demonstrate broadband transmission of multi-band orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (MB-OFDM) ultra-wideband (UWB) european computer manufacturers association (ECMA 368) signals in the 60 GHz band for data rates of up to 480 Mbps.

Type
Research Article
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press and the European Microwave Association 2011

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below.

References

[1]Li, G.L.; Yu, P.K.L.: Optical intensity modulators for digital and analog applications. IEEE J. Lightwave Technol., 21 (2003), 20102030.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
[2]Kuri, T. et al. : Fiber-optic millimeter-wave downlink system using 60 GHz-band external modulation. IEEE J. Lightwave Technol., 17 (1999), 799806CrossRefGoogle Scholar
[3]Grosskopf, G. et al. : Optical millimeter-wave generation and wireless data transmission using a dual-mode laser. IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 12 (2000), 16921694.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
[4]Lelarge, F. et al. : Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55 um. IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quant. Electron., 13 (2007), 111124.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
[5]Braun, R.-P. et al. : Optical microwave generation and transmission experiments in the 12- and 60-GHz region for wireless communications. IEEE Trans. Micro. Theory Tech., 46 (1998), 320330.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
[6]Charbonnier, B. et al. : Photonics for broadband radio communications at 60 GHz in access and home networks, In Int. Top. Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP/APMP, Gold Coast, Australia, 2008.Google Scholar
[7]ECMA Standard ECMA-368: High Rate Ultra Wideband PHY and MAC Standard, 1st ed. December 2005, available online: www.ecma-international.org/publications/files/ECMA-ST/ECMA-368.pdfGoogle Scholar
[8]Shafik, R.A. et al. : On the extended relationships among EVM, BER and SNR as performance metrics, In Proc. Int. Conf. Electr. Comput. Eng., December 19-21, 2006, 408411.Google Scholar
[9]IEEE Std.802.11a -1999: Wireless LAN medium access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY) specifications: high-speed physical layer in the 5 GHz band, 1999.Google Scholar
[10]Cox I., C.H. (ed.): Analog Optical Links – Theory and Practice, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Full text views

Full text views reflects PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views.

Total number of HTML views: 3
Total number of PDF views: 23 *
View data table for this chart

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 26th January 2021. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Hostname: page-component-898fc554b-wphb9 Total loading time: 0.242 Render date: 2021-01-26T23:04:20.038Z Query parameters: { "hasAccess": "0", "openAccess": "0", "isLogged": "0", "lang": "en" } Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "metricsAbstractViews": false, "figures": false, "newCiteModal": false }

Send article to Kindle

To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Low-cost analog fiber optic links for in-house distribution of millimeter-wave signals
Available formats
×

Send article to Dropbox

To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

Low-cost analog fiber optic links for in-house distribution of millimeter-wave signals
Available formats
×

Send article to Google Drive

To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

Low-cost analog fiber optic links for in-house distribution of millimeter-wave signals
Available formats
×
×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *