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Multiple RF carrier distribution in a hybrid radio/fiber system employing a self-pulsating laser diode transmitter

Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, Aleksandra and Barry, Liam P. and Anandarajah, Prince M. (2002) Multiple RF carrier distribution in a hybrid radio/fiber system employing a self-pulsating laser diode transmitter. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 14 (11). pp. 1599-1601. ISSN 1041-1135

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A self-pulsating laser diode is used to generate a multicarrier microwave optical signal for use in a hybrid radio/fiber system. The self-pulsation frequency of the laser is controlled by external light injection, and can be varied between 14-24 GHz. The hybrid radio/fiber system, employing the self-pulsation laser, is used to distribute two 155-Mb/s data signals on two radio frequency (RF) carriers (at 18.5 and 18.9 GHz). Experimental results show the overall system performance for both RF channels, and demonstrate that the performance is improved by around 17 dB compared with the case when the laser is used without external injection, and thus, does not self-pulsate

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:External light injection; microwave photonics; optical communications; optical systems; self-pulsation; semiconductor laser diode;
Subjects:Engineering > Optical communication
Physical Sciences > Lasers
Physical Sciences > Semiconductors
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:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Deposited On:28 Jan 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 22 Feb 2017 09:49

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