In this paper the integration of wireless and optical networks has been presented. Analog link design calculations and analysis are discussed. A detailed comparative experimental and simulation study of the dynamic operation and the nonlinear distortion in laser diodes is used to verify the accuracy of the proposed model for analyzing the performance of the analog optical interface. The measured results, such as harmonic and intermodulation distortion levels, are in good agreement with the simulation results. Second and third order intermodulation improvements attained using a proposed predistorter are presented.

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Keywords Analytical models, Diode lasers, Distortion measurement, Fiber nonlinear optics, Integrated optics, Nonlinear distortion, Optical design, Optical distortion, Optical fiber networks, Radio frequency
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/CAOL.2003.1250514
Conference 1st International Conference on Advanced Optoelectronics and Lasers, CAOL 2003, Jointly with 1st Workshop on Precision Oscillations in Electronics and Optics
Citation
Ghoniemy, S., MacEachern, L, & Mahmoud, S. (2003). Design, simulation and measurements of RF/fiber optical interface for integrated wireless/optical networks. Presented at the 1st International Conference on Advanced Optoelectronics and Lasers, CAOL 2003, Jointly with 1st Workshop on Precision Oscillations in Electronics and Optics. doi:10.1109/CAOL.2003.1250514