Seamless fiber-wireless bridge in the millimeter- and terahertz-wave bands

Atsushi Kanno, Pham Tien Dat, Norihiko Sekine, Iwao Hosako, Naokatsu Yamamoto, Yuki Yoshida, Ken Ichi Kitayama, Tetsuya Kawanishi

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    Fiber-wireless transmission in the terahertz-wave band as well as in the millimeter-wave band is the key for a seamless integration of radio and optical networks in a physical layer. Advanced optical fiber communication technology enables a high precision direct waveform transfer between optical and radio domains. For realization of a seamless conversion, an optical-terahertz converter is configured with optical heterodyning for an optical-to-terahertz conversion. Analog optical modulation techniques by an input millimeter-wave signal and an intermediate frequency component after a frequency downconversion are utilized for a terahertz-to-optical conversion. A quadrature phase-shift keying signal transmission in an optical-fiber-to-radio-to-optical-fiber link (fiber-wireless bridge) is successfully demonstrated with the 90 and 300-GHz signals, simultaneously, using an optical frequency comb source. The possible transmission distance in severe weather conditions in these frequency bands is also discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number7435252
    Pages (from-to)4794-4801
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
    Issue number20
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 15


    • Fiber-wireless
    • millimeter-wave
    • optical frequency comb
    • radio over fiber
    • terahertz wave

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Kanno, A., Dat, P. T., Sekine, N., Hosako, I., Yamamoto, N., Yoshida, Y., Kitayama, K. I., & Kawanishi, T. (2016). Seamless fiber-wireless bridge in the millimeter- and terahertz-wave bands. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 34(20), 4794-4801. [7435252].