7 February 2015 Prospects for millimetre-wave-over-fibre and THz-over-fibre systems
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Optical fibre transmission has enabled greatly increased transmission rates, with 10 Gb/s common in local area networks. End users find wireless access highly convenient, however limited spectrum availability at microwave frequencies results in per-user transmission rates which are limited to much lower values, 500 Mb/s for 5 GHz band IEEE 802.11ac, for example. Extending the high data-rate capacity of optical fibre transmission to wireless devices, requires greatly increased carrier frequencies. This paper will describe how photonic techniques can enable ultra-high capacity wireless data distribution and transmission using signals at millimetre-wave and TeraHertz (THz) frequencies.
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Alwyn Seeds, Haymen Shams, Martyn Fice, Katarzyna Balakier, Lalitha Ponnampalam, Cyril Renaud, "Prospects for millimetre-wave-over-fibre and THz-over-fibre systems", Proc. SPIE 9387, Broadband Access Communication Technologies IX, 938702 (7 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2077150; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2077150
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