3 3 MIMO FiberWireless System in W-Band with WDM/PDM RoF Transmission Capability

Pham Tien Dat, Atsushi Kanno, Francois Rottenberg, Naokatsu Yamamoto, Tetsuya Kawanishi

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We propose and demonstrate a 3 3 full multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) fiberwireless system in the W-band with wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) and polarization-division multiplexing (PDM) radio-over-fiber (RoF) transmission capability. The system is realized using two highly stable RoF links based on the optical self-heterodyne method and PDM transmission in one of the RoF links. We experimentally demonstrate and confirm satisfactory performances for a 3 3 MIMO offset quadrature amplitude modulation-based filter-bank multicarrier signal. Total capacities of approximately 110 and 132 Gb/s, corresponding to spectral efficiencies of approximately 8.5 and 10.2 bits/s/Hz, respectively, are achieved for the system using antennas placed in the same and alternately different polarizations, respectively. The system is applicable to WDM and combined WDM/PDM RoF transmissions. It provides a scalable solution for facilitating large-scale MIMO signal transportation and can be a promising solution for future mobile transport and radio access networks in high-frequency bands.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Millimeter-wave
  • fifth-generation and beyond
  • mobile fronthaul
  • multiple-input multiple-output
  • radio-over-fiber
  • seamless fiber-wireless system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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