An Interference Suppression for Transporting Radio Frequency Signals with 10 Gbps Optical On-Off Keying

Yuya KANEKO  Takeshi HIGASHINO  Minoru OKADA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E101-C   No.4   pp.285-291
Publication Date: 2018/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E101.C.285
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Lasers, Quantum Electronics
radio over fiber,  on-off keying,  optical Ethernet,  interference suppression,  error vector magnitude,  

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This paper demonstrates the suppressing power of 10 Gbps On Off keyed signal using biased half-wave rectification. Authors have previously reported that radio frequency (RF) and optical on-off keying (OOK) signal can be simultaneously transmitted over the radio over fiber (RoF) link [1]. Since the optical OOK signal has much broader bandwidth compared to RF signal, it interferes with RF signal. Reference [1] experimentally shows that the optical OOK signal degrades the RF signal in terms of signal-to-noise power ratio (SNR) when 10 Gbps OOK and 1.9 GHz microwave are employed as baseband and RF, respectively. This paper proposes an interference suppression, and the proposal is subsequently used for detecting the RF signal. Experiments are conducted for the purpose of the proof-of-concept of the proposal. Finally numerical simulations are employed to show the performance enhancement in terms of error vector magnitude (EVM).