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Practical demonstration of spectrally efficient FDM millimeter-wave radio over fiber systems for 5G cellular networking
Author(s): Spiros Mikroulis; Tongyang Xu; Izzat Darwazeh
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Paper Abstract

This work reports the first demonstration of spectrally efficient frequency division multiplexed (SEFDM) signal transmission based on mm-wave radio over fiber (RoF) technology. Such systems aim to satisfy the beyond 4G (5G) demands of low cost, low energy, millimeter-wave carrier frequencies and high spectral efficiency. The proposed radio over fiber topology, using passive optical network (PON) infrastructure and low-cost multimode fiber (MMF), is analyzed and a proof-of-concept SEFDM radio over 250m OM-1 MMF transmission with a 3m 60GHz wireless link is successfully demonstrated. Different systems are demonstrated, at raw data rates up to 3.7 Gb/s, showing SEFDM spectrum saving up to 40% relative to OFDM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9772, Broadband Access Communication Technologies X, 97720I (12 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2216230
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Spiros Mikroulis, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Tongyang Xu, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Izzat Darwazeh, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9772:
Broadband Access Communication Technologies X
Benjamin B. Dingel; Katsutoshi Tsukamoto, Editor(s)

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