A study on transmission of RF signals over a turbulent free space optical link

Pham Tien Dat, Alam Mohammad Shah, Kamugisha Kazaura, Kazuhiko Wakamori, Toshiji Suzuki, Koichi Takahashi, Mitsuji Matsumoto, Yuji Aburakawa, Takuya Nakamura, Takeshi Higashino, Katsutoshi Tsukamoto, Shozo Komaki

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Abstract

In a ubiquitous network society, a universal platform is necessary to satisfy customers' increased demand on communication at any-time, anywhere and any-situation. Radio on Fiber (RoF) technologies can realize a cost effective universal platform for ubiquitous wireless services. RoF networks can also be extended to Radio on Free Space Optics (RoFSO) providing communication links for heterogeneous wireless services where it is not easy or feasible to install optical fiber. In this paper, we present an experimental study on transmission of RF signals over a turbulent FSO channel by using off-the-shelf Radio Frequency - FSO (RF-FSO) antennas. The performance results show the potential of FSO links for transmission of RF signals and are also used as a benchmark in designing, predicting and evaluating an advanced Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) RoFSO antenna capable of transporting multiple RF signals we are developing. An analytical modeling of the system is also conducted to confirm the suitability of the system and a good result is obtained compared with experimental data under weak turbulence condition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Meeting on Microwave Photonics jointly held with the 2008 Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference, MWP2008/APMP2008
Pages173-176
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Meeting on Microwave Photonics jointly held with the 2008 Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference, MWP2008/APMP2008 - Gold Coast, QLD
Duration: 2008 Sep 302008 Oct 3

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Other2008 IEEE International Meeting on Microwave Photonics jointly held with the 2008 Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference, MWP2008/APMP2008
CityGold Coast, QLD
Period08/9/3008/10/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Dat, P. T., Shah, A. M., Kazaura, K., Wakamori, K., Suzuki, T., Takahashi, K., Matsumoto, M., Aburakawa, Y., Nakamura, T., Higashino, T., Tsukamoto, K., & Komaki, S. (2008). A study on transmission of RF signals over a turbulent free space optical link. In 2008 IEEE International Meeting on Microwave Photonics jointly held with the 2008 Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference, MWP2008/APMP2008 (pp. 173-176). [4666664] https://doi.org/10.1109/MWP.2008.4666664