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Bidirectional MIMO and SISO 3GPP LTE-advanced fronthaul architectures based on multicore fiber
Author(s): Roberto Llorente; Maria Morant
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Paper Abstract

Multicore fiber (MCF) systems have been proposed for high capacity optical transmission applications ranging from the access network to long haul. In this paper we critically review the application of MCF-based systems in optical fronthaul technology with the simultaneous radio-over-fiber (RoF) transmission of 3GPP LTE-Advanced signals in downlink and uplink directions. The experimental study evaluates the quality of the received signals in terms of error vector magnitude (EVM) of the LTE-Advanced signal and of each channel frame according to the 3GPP wireless standard. The suitability of the 3GPP MIMO processing algorithms is also investigated experimentally evaluating two-antenna and four-antenna system configuration and compared with single-antenna (SISO) transmission in a 4-core MCF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10128, Broadband Access Communication Technologies XI, 101280D (28 January 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2252198
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Roberto Llorente, Univ. Politècnica de València (Spain)
Maria Morant, Univ. Politècnica de València (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10128:
Broadband Access Communication Technologies XI
Benjamin B. Dingel; Katsutoshi Tsukamoto; Spiros Mikroulis, Editor(s)

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