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Photonics 2014, 1(3), 198-210; doi:10.3390/photonics1030198

FTTA System Demo Using Optical Fiber-Coupled Active Antennas

Chair for RF Engineering, TU Dresden, 01062 Dresden, Germany
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Received: 1 July 2014 / Revised: 24 July 2014 / Accepted: 29 July 2014 / Published: 5 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microwave Photonics)
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The 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
Keywords: antennas; Radio-over-Fiber; active antennas; wireless RF components and systems; microwave photonics antennas; Radio-over-Fiber; active antennas; wireless RF components and systems; microwave photonics
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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.

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