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Optical Engineering

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
Author(s): Lei Liu; Min Zhang; Mingtao Liu; Wei Yang; Xiaopin Zhang
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(3) 035001 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.3.035001
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Lei Liu, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Min Zhang, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Mingtao Liu, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Wei Yang, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Xiaopin Zhang, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)


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