Cost-efficient OFDM generation at 60-GHz by heterodyne technique with direct modulation and envelope detector

Ivan Aldaya, Christophe Gosset, Gabriel Campuzano, Elias Giacoumidis, Gerardo Castañón

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Abstract

A cost-effective radio over fiber system to up-convert and transmit multigigabit signals at 60 GHz is presented. A low intermediate frequency OFDM signal is used to directly modulate a laser, which is combined with an independent unmodulated laser. The generated millimeter wave frequency can be adjusted by tuning the frequency separation between the lasers. Since no external modulator is required, this technique is low-cost and it is easily integrable in a single chip. In this paper, we present numerical results showing the feasibility of generating an IEEE 802.15.3c compliant 3.5-Gbps 60-GHz OFDM. We show that received signal quality is not limited by the lasers' linewidth but by the relative intensity noise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2013
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-0683-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-0682-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - Cartagena, Spain
Duration: 23 Jun 201327 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE conference publications
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2161-2056

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Abbreviated titleICTON 2013
CountrySpain
CityCartagena
Period23/06/1327/06/13

Keywords

  • heterodyne detection
  • OFDM
  • radio over fiber

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