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An IR-UWB photonic distribution system

Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, Aleksandra and Perry, Philip and Barry, Liam P. and Shams, Haymen (2008) An IR-UWB photonic distribution system. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 20 (22). pp. 1884-1886. ISSN 1041-1135

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Abstract

Experimental results are presented for a novel distribution system for an impulse radio ultra-wideband (UWB) radio signals employing a gain-switched laser. The pulse position modulated short optical pulses with a bit rate of 1.25 Gb/s are transmitted over fiber to a remote antenna unit, where the signal is converted to the electrical domain and undergoes spectral shaping to remove unwanted components according to UWB requirements. An experimental radio terminal has also been constructed to enable bit-error-rate measurements to be carried out. These experiments show that the optical distribution system will be capable of supporting the radio part of the system.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gain-switched laser (GSL); pulse position modulation (PPM); radio-over-fiber (RoF); ultra-wideband (UWB) communications;
Subjects:Engineering > Optical communication
Physical Sciences > Lasers
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
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2008.2004989
Copyright Information:©2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
ID Code:2272
Deposited On:19 Jan 2009 12:34 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 05 Mar 2009 14:06

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