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Simplified millimeter-wave radio-over-fiber system using optical heterodyning of low-cost independent light sources and RF homodyning at the receiver

AHM Razibul Islam, M Bakaul, A Nirmalathas, GE Town

MWP09 - 2009 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics | Published : 2009

Abstract

A simplified, cost-effective millimeter-wave radio-over-fiber system is proposed by heterodyning two independent low-cost light-sources and RF homodyning at the receiver that suppresses phase-noise effects. Proposed system avoids phase/frequency locking, high-speed modulators and local oscillators/mixers in CO and BSs.

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