Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 30, Issue 11, pp 1021–1031

Millimetre-wave fibre–wireless transmission systems with reduced effects of fibre chromatic dispersion

  • D. Novak
  • G. H. Smith
  • A. J. Lowery
  • H. F. Liu
  • R. B. Waterhouse
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1006998827549

Cite this article as:
Novak, D., Smith, G.H., Lowery, A.J. et al. Optical and Quantum Electronics (1998) 30: 1021. doi:10.1023/A:1006998827549

Abstract

This paper describes two techniques for the implementation of millimetre-wave (mm-wave) wireless communication systems incorporating optical fibre distribution networks. Fibre chromatic dispersion can exhibit severe effects on the transportation of mm-wave frequencies over fibre, resulting in greatly reduced post-detection rf powers. Each mm-wave fibre–wireless system demonstrated here incorporates a method for the generation and modulation of an optical mm-wave carrier, which enables the effect of fibre dispersion to be significantly reduced. One set-up is a direct-detection scheme where optical single-sideband (SSB) with carrier modulation is used to overcome fibre dispersion effects. The other system employs a self-heterodyne arrangement in which a dual-frequency optical source generates a low phase-noise mm-wave beat signal. Data transmission is achieved by externally modulating the dual-mode signal and reduced effects of fibre dispersion are observed.

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Novak
    • 1
  • G. H. Smith
    • 1
  • A. J. Lowery
    • 1
  • H. F. Liu
    • 1
  • R. B. Waterhouse
    • 2
  1. 1.Australian Photonics Cooperative Research Centre, Photonics Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringThe University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Communication and Electronic EngineeringRoyal Melbourne Institute of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia