17 February 2017 64-GHz millimeter-wave photonic generation with a feasible radio over fiber system
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A full-duplex radio over fiber (RoF) link with the generation of a 64-GHz millimeter wave (mm-wave) is investigated. This system is proposed as a solution to cope with the demands of a multi - Gb / s data transmission in the fifth generation (5G) and beyond for small cell networks. Cost reduction and performance improvement are achieved by simplifying the mm-wave generation method with an RoF technique. High-frequency radio signals are considered challenging in the electrical generation domain; therefore, our photonic generation method is introduced and examined. RoF design is proposed for mm-wave generation using both phase modulation and the effect of stimulated Brillouin scattering in the optical fiber for the first time. RoF system with transmission rates of 5    Gb / s is successfully achieved. In our scheme, one laser source is utilized and a fiber Bragg grating is used for wavelength reuse for the uplink connection. Stable mm-wave RoF link is successfully achieved in up to a 100-km fiber link length with high quality carrier. Simulation results show a reduction in fiber nonlinearity effects and the mm-wave signal has low noise equal to 75    dBm . This study ensures a practical mm-wave RoF link, and it could be appropriate for small cell 5G networks by reducing the installation cost.
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Rasha K. Al-Dabbagh, Rasha K. Al-Dabbagh, Hamed S. Al-Raweshidy, Hamed S. Al-Raweshidy, } "64-GHz millimeter-wave photonic generation with a feasible radio over fiber system," Optical Engineering 56(2), 026117 (17 February 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.2.026117 . Submission: Received: 18 August 2016; Accepted: 30 January 2017
Received: 18 August 2016; Accepted: 30 January 2017; Published: 17 February 2017
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