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Simulation and Analysis of Radio over Fiber (RoF) Systems using Frequency Up-Conversion Technique

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors:
Vimala Reddy, Lochan Jolly
10.5120/ijca2016908074

Vimala Reddy and Lochan Jolly. Article: Simulation and Analysis of Radio over Fiber (RoF) Systems using Frequency Up-Conversion Technique. International Journal of Computer Applications 133(12):36-43, January 2016. Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Vimala Reddy and Lochan Jolly},
	title = {Article: Simulation and Analysis of Radio over Fiber (RoF) Systems using Frequency Up-Conversion Technique},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2016},
	volume = {133},
	number = {12},
	pages = {36-43},
	month = {January},
	note = {Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA}
}

Abstract

Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) technology is an integration of microwave and optical networks [1]. RoF technology uses optical fiber as a backend technology due to the enormous advantages offered by it. SCM-WDM RoF systems (Sub-carrier based Wavelength division multiplexing RoF system) improves spectral efficiency with high dispersion tolerance [7]. The data to be transmitted is electrically modulated with an IF (Intermediate frequency)or a RF (Radio frequency) carrier and electrically multiplexed using a multiplexer these signals are further optically modulated using an optical modulator and multiplexed using WDM to exploit the high bandwidth offered by the optical fiber. A comparison between IF over fiber and RF over has been analyzed in terms of quality factor and BER (Bit error rate) in a RoF system. In which the IF over fiber shows better performance than RF over fiber in terms of BER and Quality factor. IF signals are up-converted using HBT (Hetero-junction bipolar transistor) electronic mixer in the remote antenna units to the RF frequencies with the help of LO (local oscillator) and transmitted wirelessly [27].

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Keywords

External optical Modulation, Frequency up-conversion, remote antenna units, IF based RoF system, RF based RoF system, HBT (Hetero-junction bipolar transistor).