Simplified multiplexing and demultiplexing scheme for wavelength- interleaved DWDM millimeter-wave fiber-radio systems
M Bakaul, A Nirmalathas, C Lim, D Novak, R Waterhouse
International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2005 | Published : 2005
A simplified MUX/DEMUX scheme is proposed and demonstrated that can simultaneously multiplex and demultiplex wavelength-interleaved DWDM (WI-DWDM) channels in mm-wave fiber-radio networks. During multiplexing the proposed scheme reduces the carrier-to-sideband ratio (CSR) which enables improved overall link performances compared to other MUX/DEMUX techniques. Our experimental results demonstrate that the proposed MUX/DEMUX scheme can be a practical solution for future WI-DWDM mm-wave fiber-radio systems.