Ultra High Capacity PON Systems with Free-Space Optical Communications
Mahmoud , A.
; Ferreira, RMF
; Parca, G.
; Reis, J.D.
; Carrozzo, V.
Lima, M. J. N.
; Beleffi , G.
Fiber and Integrated Optics Vol. 33, Nº 3, pp. 149 - 162, July, 2014.
ISSN (print): 1096-4681
ISSN (online): 0146-8030
Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,27 (in 2014)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1080/01468030.2014.886751
In this paper, we experimentally demonstrate a hybrid fibre-free space passive optical network that enables high spectral density, aggregated capacity and total throughput through ultra-dense wavelength-division-multiplexing (UDWDM) baseband and radio-over-fibre (RoF) channels. UDWDM 10 Gb/s Nyquist shaped 16-ary Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (16QAM), 10 Gb/s RoF Orthogonal FrequencyDivision Multiplexing (OFDM) and 8.75 Gb/s baseband OFDM signals per user were transmitted through up to 40 km Passive Optical Networks (PON), which includes 6 m Free-Space Optics (FSO) link with acceptable performance.