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Optical Heterodyne Analog Radio-Over-Fiber Link for Millimeter-Wave Wireless Systems
Delmade A., Browning C., Verolet T., Poette J., Farhang A., Elwan H.H., Koilpillai R.D., Aubin G., Lelarge F., Ramdane A.Show More
Published in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume: 39
Issue: 2
Pages: 465 - 474
Optical heterodyne analog radio-over-fiber (A-RoF) links provide an efficient solution for future millimeter wave (mm-wave) wireless systems. The phase noise of the photo-generated mm-wave carrier limits the performance of such links, especially, for the transmission of low subcarrier baud rate multi-carrier signals. In this work, we present three different techniques for the compensation of the laser frequency offset (FO) and phase noise (PN) in an optical heterodyne A-RoF system. The first approach advocates the use of an analog mm-wave receiver; the second approach uses standard digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms, while in the third approach, the use of a photonic integrated mode locked laser (MLL) with reduced DSP is advocated. The compensation of the FO and PN with these three approaches is demonstrated by successfully transmitting a 1.95 MHz subcarrier spaced orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal over a 25 km 61 GHz mm-wave optical heterodyne A-RoF link. The advantages and limitations of these approaches are discussed in detail and with regard to recent 5G recommendations, highlighting their potential for deployment in next generation wireless systems. © 1983-2012 IEEE.
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JournalData powered by TypesetJournal of Lightwave Technology
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