Conference Proceedings

Link characterization for optical single sideband modulation with linearization technique incorporating RF nonlinearity

Christina Lim, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, Dalma Novak, Rod Waterhouse

2007 IEEE/MTT-S INTERNATIONAL MICROWAVE SYMPOSIUM DIGEST, VOLS 1-6 | IEEE | Published : 2007

Abstract

We analyze and quantify the impact of RF nonlinearity in an optical link incorporating optical single sideband with carrier (OSSB+C) modulation for fiber-radio applications using our proposed linearization technique. The investigations are carried out analytically and generalized for a multi-carrier environment. The results indicate that the proposed linearization scheme is more tolerant to optical nonlinearity and eventually limited by RF front-end nonlinearity. © 2007 IEEE.