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Optical Engineering

Performance analysis and optimization design: photonic millimeter-wave signal generation using nondegenerate four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifier and distribution over fiber
Author(s): Mingtao Liu; Min Zhang; Lei Liu; Wei Yang; Xue Chen; Qing Li; Peida Ye
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Paper Abstract

Photonic millimeter wave (mm-wave) signal generation employing a differential Mach-Zehnder modulator (DMZM) and a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) is proposed and evaluated by theoretical analysis and simulation. This paper presents the theoretical study of the generation of a co-polarized and phase-locked dual-pump for four-wave mixing and optical mm-wave signal, the propagation of the optical mm-wave signal in single mode fiber, and the coherent demodulation of the electrical mm-wave signal at the base station. Performance analysis and optimization design of the proposed scheme are conducted via simulations. The generation of mm-wave signals at 30, 40, and 60 GHz is simulated and analyzed. The influence of SOA and the input optical signal on the mm-wave generation and transmission is investigated. Simulation results present useful insight for the practicality of photonic mm-wave signal generation and distribution in the next-generation access network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(7) 075005 doi: 10.1117/1.3599879
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Mingtao Liu, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Min Zhang, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Lei Liu, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Wei Yang, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Xue Chen, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Qing Li, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Peida Ye, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)


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