Millimeter-Wave Integrated Photoreceivers for High Data Rate Photonic Wireless Communication

Toshimasa Umezawa, Kunihisa Jitsuno, Pham Tien Dat, Kenichi Kashima, Atsushi Kanno, Naokatsu Yamamoto, Tetsuya Kawanishi

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    We report on the use of 30 and 100 GHz integrated millimeter-wave photoreceivers in high data rate photonic wireless communication. The role of the bandwidth of a narrow-band photoreceiver in increasing the data rate of wireless single carrier transmission is discussed. An 11-GHz bandwidth photoreceiver achieved a data rate of 44.6 Gb/s using an 8 GBd, 64-QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) signal. A wider bandwidth (19 GHz) integrated photoreceiver was designed and fabricated for use in the 100-GHz range. High-frequency response photoreceivers have the following advantages: they operate in a wide bandwidth easily, use frequency resources efficiently, and are subject to low amounts of atmospheric attenuation. In addition to the single carrier wireless transmission study, a high data rate (12 Gb/s) multicarrier radio over fiber (16-QAM in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) transmission experiment was demonstrated in order to confirm the ability to increase the data rate with a wide operational bandwidth.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number7993059
    JournalIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 1


    • high data rate
    • integration
    • PIN-PD
    • radio over fiber
    • single/multi carrier transmission
    • UTC-PD

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Materials Chemistry

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