Single sideband signal generation optical relying on a single-drive Mach–Zehnder modulator for radio over fibre communications


Thomas, Varghese Antony, El-Hajjar, Mohammed and Hanzo, Lajos (2015) Single sideband signal generation optical relying on a single-drive Mach–Zehnder modulator for radio over fibre communications IET Communications, 10, (5), pp. 534-539. (doi:10.1049/iet-com.2015.0498).

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Description/Abstract

Optical single sideband (OSSB) signals are conventionally generated using a dual-drive Mach–Zehnder modulator (MZM) or by using a single-drive MZM in conjunction with a fibre Bragg grating filter. In this study, the authors propose and mathematically characterise a novel radio over fibre downlink in which an OSSB signal is generated using a single-drive, rather than dual-drive, MZM without any additional filter. Additionally, their proposed scheme can achieve optical upconversion of the electronic signal. Furthermore, in addition to cost advantages, the proposed scheme’s BERQ3 performance is better than the classical OSSB signal generation scheme.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1049/iet-com.2015.0498
ePrint ID: 386712
Date :
Date Event
28 November 2015Accepted/In Press
24 March 2016Published
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 14:33
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 04:20
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/386712

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