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Investigation of stimulated Brillouin scattering effects in radio-over-fiber distribution systems

Hu, Ling and Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, Aleksandra and Barry, Liam P. (2005) Investigation of stimulated Brillouin scattering effects in radio-over-fiber distribution systems. Optics Communications, 255 (4-6). pp. 253-260. ISSN 0030-4018

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Abstract

Stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) imposes a limitation on the transmitted power in radio-over-fiber (RoF) distribution systems. By employing an optical filter at the transmitter that converts the optical microwave signal to single sideband format (in order to overcome dispersive fading), it is also possible to reduce the effect of SBS on system performance. In this paper the authors compare the cases of filtering the optical microwave signal at the transmitter or the remote site of a RoF system, in terms of the effect of SBS on system performance. The authors also investigate and demonstrate how the modulation depth of the optical-microwave data signal influences the Brillouin threshold in RoF distribution systems.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Optical communications; Radio-over-fiber; Stimulated Brillouin scattering; Fiber Bragg grating; Modulation depth;
Subjects:Engineering > Optical communication
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
Research Initiatives and Centres > Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE)
Publisher:Elsevier
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2005.06.039
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:132
Deposited On:15 Jan 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 02 Feb 2009 10:48

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