Simultaneous Optical Transmission of AM-VSB/64-QAM/FM/TC8PSK/QPSK Multi-Channel Television Signals by Super-Wideband FM and BS/CS-RF Conversion Techniques

Koji KIKUSHIMA  Toshihito FUJIWARA  Satoshi IKEDA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E89-B   No.11   pp.3008-3020
Publication Date: 2006/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e89-b.11.3008
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Fiber-Optic Transmission for Communications
optical transmission,  optical access networks,  CATV,  multi-channel TV transmission,  

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We propose a scheme by which Broadcast Satellite/Communication Satellite- radio frequency (BS/CS-RF) converted TV signals are transmitted over optical fiber, and also propose a simultaneous Frequency Modulation (FM) converted CATV and BS/CS-RF converted TV optical transmission system as one of its applications. To confirm the proposals, we demonstrate the simultaneous transport of FM converted CATV signals and BS/CS-RF converted TV signals over a single optical fiber. In the experiments, 40 carriers of AM-VSB CATV channels, 30 carriers of 64-QAM digital TV channels, 8 carriers of FM/TC8PSK BS-TV channels, and 12 carriers of QPSK CS-TV channels are simultaneously transmitted. For optical access network application, the practical transmission length of 15 km over 1.3 µm-zero-dispersion optical fiber can be achieved by using dispersion compensation fiber (DCF).