Performance limits of pico-cell systems using radio-over-fiber techniques with an electroabsorption modulator

Sub Hur, Hodeok Jang, Yonghoon Kim, Hanlim Lee, Seongtaek Hwang, Yunje Oh, Y. J. Sung, Young Sik Kim, Jichai Jeong

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We investigate the performance limits of a pico-cell system using the radio- over-fiber technique with an electroabsorption modulator (EAM) in a 2.4 GHz wireless local area network (WLAN) environment. To understand the performance limits of the system using an EAM as the optical transceiver, we vary the optical modulation index (OMI) of the transmitter for different bias voltages to the EAM. Power margins in the links are found to estimate a possible service range, and packet loss rates (PLRs) in the pico-cell system are measured to evaluate the transmission performance. The total service range can be extended up to 3 m by adjusting the OMI of the transmitter for different applied bias voltages to the EAM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-569
Number of pages9
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 1



  • Electroabsorption modulator (EAM)
  • Microwave photonics
  • Optical systems
  • Radio-over-fiber (RoF)
  • Wireless local area network (WLAN)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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