Experimental characterization of single and cascaded WDM optical interfaces in a MM-wave fiber-radio network
M Bakaul, A Nirmalathas, C Lim, D Novak, R Waterhouse
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters | Published : 2006
The performance of single and cascaded wave-length-division-multiplexcd (WDM) optical interfaces that support 37.5-GHz-band 25-GHz-scparated wavelength-interleaved dense WDM feeder networks for millimeter-wave fiber-radio systems are characterized experimentally. The interface offers a consolidated base station (BS) architecture by enabling a wavelength reuse technique with transparent optical add-drop-multiplexing functionality to the BS. The modeling of the system predicts that the interface can be cascaded up to ten units without much change in the existing setup. © 2005 IEEE.