Abstract

This paper presents investigation of the impact of electro-absorption modulator integrated laser (EML) on performance of multiband-orthogonal frequency-division-multiplexing (MB-OFDM) ultra wideband (UWB) signal over single-mode fiber transmission by theoretical and experimental analysis, considering various parameters, such as fiber length, bias voltage, modulation power, bias current, and temperature of EML. The effect of the EML modulation nonlinearities on the OFDM subcarriers in MB-OFDM UWB over fiber system is investigated considering intermodulation distortion (IMD) and adjacent channel power ratio. It is shown that MB-OFDM UWB over fiber is limited by SNR for small modulation power and EML modulation nonlinearities induced IMD for high modulation power. Fiber transmission length is mainly degraded by EML phase noise converted relative intensity noise and power fading. The developed theory is verified by experiments.

© 2010 IEEE

PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription