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Photonics 2014, 1(2), 67-82; doi:10.3390/photonics1020067
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Transport Schemes for Fiber-Wireless Technology: Transmission Performance and Energy Efficiency

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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
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Received: 23 December 2013 / Revised: 21 March 2014 / Accepted: 24 March 2014 / Published: 16 April 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue All Optical Networks for Communications)
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Abstract

Fiber-wireless technology has been actively researched as a potential candidate for next generation broadband wireless signal distribution. Despite the popularity, this hybrid scheme has many technical challenges that impede the uptake and commercial deployment. One of the inherent issues is the transport of the wireless signals over a predominantly digital optical network in today’s telecommunication infrastructure. Many different approaches have been introduced and demonstrated with digitized RF transport of the wireless signals being the most compatible with the existing optical fiber networks. In this paper, we review our work in the area of digitized RF transport to address the inherent issues related to analog transport in the fiber-wireless links and compare the transmission performance and energy efficiency with the other transport strategies.
Keywords: fiber-wireless; radio-over-fiber; digitized RF transport fiber-wireless; radio-over-fiber; digitized RF transport
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Lim, C.; Yang, Y.; Nirmalathas, A. Transport Schemes for Fiber-Wireless Technology: Transmission Performance and Energy Efficiency. Photonics 2014, 1, 67-82.

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