Frequency Division Multiplexed Radio-on-Fiber Link Employing an Electro-Absorption Modulator Integrated Laser Diode for a Cube Satellite Earth Station

Seiji FUKUSHIMA  Takayuki SHIMAKI  Kota YAMASHITA  Taishi FUNASAKO  Tomohiro HACHINO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E99-C   No.2   pp.212-218
Publication Date: 2016/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E99.C.212
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Advances in Photonics Technologies and Their Applications)
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Keyword: 
semiconductor laser,  radio-on-fiber,  wavelength division multiplexing,  cube satellite,  

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Summary: 
Recent small cube satellites use higher frequency bands such as Ku-band for higher throughput communications. This requires high-frequency link in an earth radio station as well. As one of the solutions, we propose usage of bidirectional radio-on-fiber link employing a wavelength multiplexing scheme. It was numerically shown that the response linearity of the electro-absorption modulator integrated laser (EML) is sufficient and that the spurious emissions are lower enough or can be reduced by the radio-frequency filters. From the frequency response and the single-sideband phase noise measurements, the EML was proved to be used in a radio-on-fiber system of the cube satellite earth station.