13 March 2012 Design and analysis of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing millimeter wave signal generation and distribution with dual driver Mach-Zehnder modulator and semiconductor optical amplifier
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Abstract
A scheme of photonic orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal generation and distribution employing copolarized pumps generated by a dual driver Mach-Zehnder modulator and four-wave mixing inside an optical semiconductor amplifier (SOA) is proposed and evaluated by theoretical analysis and simulations. In this proposal, 12 times optical frequency multiplication is utilized to up-convert the intermediate frequency band OFDM signal to the millimeter wave (mm-wave) band. The system performance under various key parameters of the SOA and the input optical signal is evaluated and discussed. The results present useful insight for the practicality of photonic mm-wave signal generation and distribution in the next-generation optical-wireless access network.
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Lei Liu, Lei Liu, Min Zhang, Min Zhang, Mingtao Liu, Mingtao Liu, Wei Yang, Wei Yang, Xiaopin Zhang, Xiaopin Zhang, } "Design and analysis of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing millimeter wave signal generation and distribution with dual driver Mach-Zehnder modulator and semiconductor optical amplifier," Optical Engineering 51(3), 035001 (13 March 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.51.3.035001 . Submission:
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