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Advanced IF-over-fiber systems for mobile fronthaul
Author(s): Kazuki Tanaka; Shota Ishimura; Kosuke Nishimura; Tetsuya Kawanishi; Masatoshi Suzuki
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Paper Abstract

Radio-over-fiber (RoF) including intermediate frequency-over-fiber (IFoF) technologies have been considered to be one of the effective transmission technologies for the mobile fronthaul (MFH) links in the fifth generation (5G) and beyond- 5G mobile communication systems. In this paper, we explain the concept of a MFH architecture for 5G and the future mobile services featuring cascaded IFoF and RoF links in which the functions of channel extractions and frequency conversions are implemented by the combination of analog and digital signal processing. In addition, we present our experimental results to verify the effectiveness of the cascaded IFoF-based MFH links.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2020
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11331, Fourth International Conference on Photonics Solutions (ICPS2019), 1133106 (11 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2552906
Show Author Affiliations
Kazuki Tanaka, KDDI Research, Inc. (Japan)
Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Shota Ishimura, KDDI Research, Inc. (Japan)
Kosuke Nishimura, KDDI Research, Inc. (Japan)
Tetsuya Kawanishi, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Masatoshi Suzuki, KDDI Research, Inc. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11331:
Fourth International Conference on Photonics Solutions (ICPS2019)
Tetsuya Kawanishi; Surachet Kanprachar; Waranont Anukool; Ukrit Mankong, Editor(s)

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