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Hybrid Optical Access Network Integrating Fiber-to-the-Home and Radio-Over-Fiber Systems

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7 Author(s)
Chun-Ting Lin ; Dept. of Photonics, Nat. Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu ; Jason Chen ; Peng-Chun Peng ; Cheng-Feng Peng
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Hybrid optical access networks, integrating fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and radio-over-fiber (RoF) systems that share a single distributed infrastructure, are promising for future multiservice access networks. The primary concern is to enable RoF and FTTH systems to transmit both radio-frequency (RF) and baseband (BB) signals on a single wavelength over a single fiber. This study experimentally demonstrates simultaneous generation and transmission of a wired-line BB signal and a wireless RF signal on a single wavelength, using one external modulator. The hybrid signals transmitted over standard single-mode fiber (SSMF) do not suffer from periodic performance fading due to fiber dispersion. Following transmission over 50-km SSMF, the power penalties of both RF and BB signals are less than 0.2 dB

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IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 8 )