Performance Evaluation of an Advanced DWDM RoFSO System for Transmitting Multiple RF Signals

Abdelmoula BEKKALI  Pham Tien DAT  Kamugisha KAZAURA  Kazuhiko WAKAMORI  Mitsuji MATSUMOTO  Takeshi HIGASHINO  Katsutoshi TSUKAMOTO  Shozo KOMAKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E92-A   No.11   pp.2697-2705
Publication Date: 2009/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E92.A.2697
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Wideband Systems)
Radio on Free Space Optics (RoFSO),  Radio over Fiber (RoF),  W-CDMA,  ISDB-T,  WLAN,  

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With the increase of communication demand and the emergence of new services, various innovative wireless technologies have been deployed recently. Free Space Optics (FSO) links combined with Radio over Fiber (RoF) technology can realize a cost-effective heterogeneous wireless access system for both urban and rural areas. In this paper, we introduce a newly developed advanced DWDM Radio-on-FSO (RoFSO) system capable of simultaneously transmitting multiple Radio Frequency (RF) signals carrying various wireless services including W-CDMA, WLAN IEEE802.11g and ISDB-T signals over FSO link. We present an experimental performance evaluation of transmitting RF signals using the RoFSO system over a 1 km link under different deployment environment conditions. This work represents a pioneering attempt, based on a realistic operational scenario, aiming at demonstrating the RoFSO system can be conveniently used as a reliable alternative broadband wireless technology for complementing optical fiber networks in areas where the deployment of optical fiber is not feasible.