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Recent advances in millimeter-wave photonic wireless links for very high data rate communication
Author(s): C.-L. Pan; C. W. Chow; C. H. Yeh; C. B. Huang; J. W. Shi
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Paper Abstract

To provide integrated and high quality broadband services, higher carrier frequencies are required in wireless communications. Currently, there is a great deal of interests in wireless communications at sub-terahertz or terahertz frequencies, i.e., the millimeter-wave (MMW) or sub-millimeter-wave (sub-MMW). In this work, we will discuss our recent advances in millimeter-wave photonic wireless links for high data rate (10 - 20 Gb/s) communications. The concept of fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) system using radio-over-fiber (ROF) technologies will be given in the introduction. Then a design and the structure of the high speed MMW photonic transmitter, namely near-ballistic unitraveling- carrier photodiode (NBUTC-PD), will be discussed in section 2. In section 3, the operation principle of photonic mm-wave waveform generator (PMWG), which is used to produce the optical pulse train for the photonic transmitter at the antenna-site will be illustrated. We then demonstrate the use of the NBUTC-PD and the PMWG for the downstream and upstream high data rate communications in the W-band.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8307, Passive Components and Fiber-Based Devices VIII, 83071B (29 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.903697
Show Author Affiliations
C.-L. Pan, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
C. W. Chow, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
C. H. Yeh, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
C. B. Huang, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
J. W. Shi, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8307:
Passive Components and Fiber-Based Devices VIII
Bishnu P. Pal, Editor(s)

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