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High-capacity IF-over-fiber transmission technology for next-generation mobile front-haul links
Author(s): Shota Ishimura; Abdelmoula Bekkali; Kazuki Tanaka; Kosuke Nishimura; Masatoshi Suzuki
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Paper Abstract

This invited paper discusses the potential of the Intermediate Frequency-over-Fiber (IFoF) technology for future mobile fronthaul links. First, we explain the fundamental of IFoF and its advantages over the conventional digital-based schemes such as Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) from the point view of centralized radio access network (C-RAN) architecture. Then, our recent results including the experimental demonstration of the 1-Tb/s CPRI-equivalent-rate transmission with a transmitter composed of parallel intensity/phase (IM/PM) modulators are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10947, Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems VIII, 109470H (1 February 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2509512
Show Author Affiliations
Shota Ishimura, KDDI Research, Inc. (Japan)
Abdelmoula Bekkali, KDDI Research, Inc. (Japan)
Kazuki Tanaka, KDDI Research, Inc. (Japan)
Kosuke Nishimura, KDDI Research, Inc. (Japan)
Masatoshi Suzuki, KDDI Research, Inc. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10947:
Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems VIII
Guifang Li; Xiang Zhou, Editor(s)

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