FTTA System Demo Using Optical Fiber-Coupled Active Antennas
AbstractThe convergence of optical and wireless systems such as Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) networks is the key to coping with the increasing bandwidth demands due to the increasing popularity of video and other high data rate applications. A high level of integration of optical technologies enables simple base stations with a fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) approach. In this paper, we present a complete full-duplex RoF–FTTA system consisting of integrated active fiber-coupled optical receiving and transmitting antennas that are directly connected to a standard single mode fiber optical link. Data rates up to 1 Gbit/s could be shown without advanced modulation formats on a 1.5 GHz carrier frequency. The antennas as well as the whole system are explained and the results of the system experiments are discussed. View Full-Text
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Neumann, N.; Trieb, R.; Frach, S.; Plettemeier, D. FTTA System Demo Using Optical Fiber-Coupled Active Antennas. Photonics 2014, 1, 198-210.
Neumann N, Trieb R, Frach S, Plettemeier D. FTTA System Demo Using Optical Fiber-Coupled Active Antennas. Photonics. 2014; 1(3):198-210.Chicago/Turabian Style
Neumann, Niels; Trieb, Robert; Frach, Stephan; Plettemeier, Dirk. 2014. "FTTA System Demo Using Optical Fiber-Coupled Active Antennas." Photonics 1, no. 3: 198-210.