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All-optical subcarrier frequency conversion using an electrooptic phase modulator in a radio-over-fiber link is proposed and demonstrated. The frequency mixing is implemented by an electrooptic phase modulator, to which a local oscillator frequency is applied. The phase modulation to intensity modulation conversion is realized by using a length of single-mode fiber, which serves as a dispersive device. A subcarrier frequency conversion from 3 to 11.5 GHz performed over a 25-km radio-over-fiber link is experimentally demonstrated.
Date of Publication: Nov. 2005