Journal article

Fiber-Wireless Networks and Subsystem Technologies

Christina Lim, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, Masuduzzaman Bakaul, Prasanna Gamage, Ka-Lun Lee, Yizhuo Yang, Dalma Novak, Rod Waterhouse

JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

Hybrid fiber-wireless networks incorporating WDM technology for fixed wireless access operating in the sub-millimeter-wave and millimeter-wave (mm-wave) frequency regions are being actively pursued to provide untethered connectivity for ultrahigh bandwidth communications. The architecture of such radio networks requires a large number of antenna base-stations with high throughput to be deployed to maximize the geographical coverage with the main switching and routing functionalities located in a centralized location. The transportation of mm-wave wireless signals within the hybrid network is subject to several impairments including low opto-electronic conversion efficiency, fiber chromatic d..

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