Recent advances in millimeter-wave photonic wireless links for very high data rate communication

C. L. Pan*, Chi Wai Chow, C. H. Yeh, C. B. Huang, J. W. Shie

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Abstract

To provide integrated and high quality broadband services, higher carrier frequencies are required in wireless communications. Currently, there is a great deal of interests in wireless communications at sub-terahertz or terahertz frequencies, i.e., the millimeter-wave (MMW) or sub-millimeter-wave (sub-MMW). In this work, we will discuss our recent advances in millimeter-wave photonic wireless links for high data rate (10 - 20 Gb/s) communications. The concept of fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) system using radio-over-fiber (ROF) technologies will be given in the introduction. Then a design and the structure of the high speed MMW photonic transmitter, namely near-ballistic uni-traveling- carrier photodiode (NBUTC-PD), will be discussed in section 2. In section 3, the operation principle of photonic mm-wave waveform generator (PMWG), which is used to produce the optical pulse train for the photonic transmitter at the antenna-site will be illustrated. We then demonstrate the use of the NBUTC-PD and the PMWG for the downstream and upstream high data rate communications in the W-band.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPassive Components and Fiber-Based Devices VIII
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2011
EventPassive Components and Fiber-Based Devices VIII - Shanghai, China
Duration: 14 Nov 201116 Nov 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8307
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferencePassive Components and Fiber-Based Devices VIII
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period14/11/1116/11/11

Keywords

  • Fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA)
  • Millimeter-wave
  • Radio-over-fiber (ROF)
  • Terahertz (THz)
  • Uni-traveling-carrier photodiode (UTC-PD)

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    Pan, C. L., Chow, C. W., Yeh, C. H., Huang, C. B., & Shie, J. W. (2011). Recent advances in millimeter-wave photonic wireless links for very high data rate communication. In Passive Components and Fiber-Based Devices VIII [83071B] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8307). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.903697