Experimental verification of long-term evolution radio transmissions over dual-polarization combined fiber and free-space optics optical infrastructures

Jan Bohata, Stanislav Zvanovec, Petr Pesek, Tomas Korinek, Mojtaba Mansour Abadi, Zabih Ghassemlooy

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Abstract

This paper describes the experimental verification of the utilization of long-term evolution radio over fiber (RoF) and radio over free space optics (RoFSO) systems using dual-polarization signals for cloud radio access network applications determining the specific utilization limits. A number of free space optics configurations are proposed and investigated under different atmospheric turbulence regimes in order to recommend the best setup configuration. We show that the performance of the proposed link, based on the combination of RoF and RoFSO for 64 QAM at 2.6 GHz, is more affected by the turbulence based on the measured difference error vector magnitude value of 5.5%. It is further demonstrated the proposed systems can offer higher noise immunity under particular scenarios with the signal-to-noise ratio reliability limit of 5 dB in the radio frequency domain for RoF and 19.3 dB in the optical domain for a combination of RoF and RoFSO links.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2109-2116
JournalApplied Optics
Volume55
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2016

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