E- and W-Band High-Capacity Hybrid Fiber-Wireless Links

J. J. VEGAS OLMOS  X. PANG  I. TAFUR MONROY  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E97-B   No.7   pp.1290-1294
Publication Date: 2014/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E97.B.1290
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Joint Special Section on Opto-electronics and Communications for Future Optical Network)
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Keyword: 
radio-over-fiber,  microwave photonics,  wireless communications,  optical systems,  mobile backhaul,  mobile fronthaul,  

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Summary: 
In this paper we summarize the work conducted in our group in the area of E- and W-band optical high-capacity fiber-wireless links. We present performance evaluations of E- and W-band mm-wave signal generation using photonic frequency upconversion employing both VCSELs and ECLs, along with transmission over different type of optical fibers and for a number of values for the wireless link distance. Hybrid wireless-optical links can be composed of mature and resilient technology available off-the-shelf, and provide functionalities that can add value to optical access networks, specifically in mobile backhaul/fronthaul applications, dense distributed antenna systems and fiber-over-radio scenarios.