20 November 2013 Optical millimeter-wave generation with modified frequency quadrupling scheme
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A dispersion-tolerant full-duplex radio-over-fiber (RoF) system based on modified quadrupling-frequency optical millimeter (mm)-wave generation using an integrated nested Mach–Zehnder modulator (MZM), an electrical phase modulator, and an electrical gain is proposed. Not only does the scheme reduce the cost and complexity of base station by reusing the downlink optical carrier, but also the generated optical mm-wave signal with base-band data carried only by 1-s order sideband can overcome both the fading effect and bit walk-off effect caused by the fiber dispersion. Simulation results show that the eye diagram keeps open and clear even when the quadrupling-frequency optical mm-wave is transmitted over 120-km single-mode fiber, and the bidirectional 2.5  Gbit/s data are successfully transmitted over 40 km for both upstream and downstream channels with <1-dB power penalty.
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Shanghong Zhao, Shanghong Zhao, Zihang Zhu, Zihang Zhu, Yongjun Li, Yongjun Li, Xingchun Chu, Xingchun Chu, Xuan Li, Xuan Li, } "Optical millimeter-wave generation with modified frequency quadrupling scheme," Optical Engineering 52(11), 116109 (20 November 2013). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.52.11.116109 . Submission:

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