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W-Band OFDM Transmission for Radio-Over-Fiber Link Using Solitonic Millimeter Wave Generated by MRR

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6 Author(s)
Amiri, I.S. ; Fac. of Electr. Eng., Univ. Teknol. Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia ; Alavi, S.E. ; Idrus, S.M. ; Supa'at, A.S.M.
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A system comprises of a W-band (75-110 GHz) optical millimeter (mm)-wave generation using microring resonators (MRRs) and radio-over-fiber (RoF) link architectures is presented for multigigabit data rates demand. The MRRs are used to generate optical mm-wave soliton pulses for W-band applications. To achieve faster transmission speed wirelessly, higher spectral efficiency (SE) and better transmission performance, orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) is used. The results show that the MRRs support W-band optical soliton pulses, which can be used in an OFDM transmission/receiver system. Localized narrow bandwidth soliton pulses within frequencies of 92.2-93.2 GHz can be seen in the throughput port of the Panda system with respect to the full width at half maximum and free spectrum range of 3.5 and 184 MHz, respectively. The error vector magnitude of the system was measured and the viability of the solitonic OFDM-based system for RoF link over 25-Km fiber link and 2-m wireless link was confirmed. The data rate of the system with 16-quadrature amplitude modulation is measured as 43.6 Gb/s and with 10 GHz of bandwidth, the SE is obtained as 4.36 bit/s/Hz.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:50 ,  Issue: 8 )