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Analysis of a fiber optic microwave link with optoelectronic upconverter for wireless applications
Author(s): Kodaypak R. Prasad; Qing Z. Liu; R. Ian MacDonald
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Paper Abstract

Fiber Optic microwave links for microcellular mobile communications have gained wide spread attention in the recent years. This paper reports the analysis of a fiber optic microwave link that employs a metal semiconductor metal photodiode (MSM-PD) as an optoelectronic mixer (OEM). The OEM can considerably reduce the base station hardware in a typical microcell environment and thus economize the overall system cost. The nonlinearities inherent in the MSM-PD OEM are examined by modeling its dc responsivity as a third order polynomial function of applied bias voltage. The OEM has been analyzed in terms of its conversion loss and noise figure. The link quality has been estimated in terms of the carrier to noise ratio (CNR).

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2556, Wireless Communications, (18 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.220881
Show Author Affiliations
Kodaypak R. Prasad, Telecommunications Research Labs. (Canada)
Qing Z. Liu, Telecommunications Research Labs. (Canada)
R. Ian MacDonald, Telecommunications Research Labs. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2556:
Wireless Communications
Jing-Jong Pan, Editor(s)

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