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Direct and external modulation of IF over fiber systems for 60 GHz wireless applications

Abstract : Wireless domestic applications involving high data rates are required to work on millimeter wave band. Signal propagation at this frequency range is affected by walls and oxygen absorption which limits communication distances to few meters in one room. Radio coverage can be extended to other rooms by optical links. Performances of such photonic systems are dependent on optoelectronic devices, electrical driving, and receiver circuits. In this paper, radio-over-fiber (RoF) links based on the intensity modulation and direct detection technique are investigated for transmission of a broadband OFDM signal. Direct and external modulations are exploited to analyze system performances according to the ultra wideband (UWB) millimeter-band standard. To avoid component tolerances at high frequencies, an intermediate frequency modulation of the optical transducers is chosen. Optoelectronic and optical components of RoF links are modeled by equivalent electrical circuits with consideration of noise and nonlinearities. These models are validated in system simulation by error vector magnitude evaluation with a measurement setup according to the UWB centimeter-band standard.
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Ali Kabalan, Salim Faci, Anne-Laure Billabert, Frédérique Deshours, Catherine Algani. Direct and external modulation of IF over fiber systems for 60 GHz wireless applications. International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, 2015, 8 (3), pp.597-602. ⟨10.1017/S1759078715000586⟩. ⟨hal-01148982⟩



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