Novel Channel-Selection Scheme of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexed Millimeter-Wave-Band Radio-on-Fiber Signals with Optical Heterodyne Detection

Toshiaki KURI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E86-C    No.7    pp.1146-1152
Publication Date: 2003/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Recent Progress in Microwave and Millimeter-wave Photonics Technologies)
Category: Photonic Links for Wireless Communications
radio on fiber (ROF),  dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM),  optical heterodyne detection,  dual-mode local light,  laser phase noise,  

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The dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technique is very attractive for effectively increasing the channel capability, even for access networks. Some DWDM radio-on-fiber (ROF) systems have been studied recently. In those systems, fiber Bragg gratings (FBG) or arrayed waveguide gratings (AWG) were used to demultiplex DWDM ROF signals. In this report, an alternative channel-selection scheme of DWDM millimeter-wave-band ROF signals by optical heterodyne detection with dual-mode local light is newly proposed. Error-free demultiplexing and transmission over a 25-km-long SMF of the DWDM signal, which consists of two 60-GHz-band, 155-Mb/s-DPSK ROF signals, are demonstrated.