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Feed-forward linearisation of a directly modulated semiconductor laser and broadband millimetre-wave wireless over fibre systems

This thesis is concerned with reduction of non-linear distortion in a directly modulated uncooled semiconductor laser using feed-forward compensation and investigating the performance of broadband millimetre-wave wireless over fibre systems. One of the key elements that determine the performance in a fibre optic link is the linearity of the optical source. Direct modulation of an uncooled semiconductor laser diode is a simple and cost effective solution. However, the distortion and noise generated by the laser limit the achievable dynamic range and performance in a system. Feed-forward linearisation is demonstrated at 5 GHz, the highest operating frequency reported, with 26 dB third order intermodulation distortion suppression and simultaneous noise reduction leading to enhanced spurious free dynamic range of 107 dB (1Hz). The effectiveness of feed-forward in a multi-channel system is investigated. Laser non-linearity can cause spectral re-growth and interchannel distortion that can completely mask the adjacent channel. A significant 11 dB interchannel distortion suppression and 10.5 dB power advantage is obtained compared to the non-linearised case. These results suggest that feed-forward linearisation arrangement can make a practical multi-channel or multi-operator wireless over fibre system. In the second part of this thesis the first experimental transmission of wireless data over fibre with remote millimetre-wave local oscillator delivery using a bi-directional semiconductor optical amplifier in a full duplex system with 2.2 km coarse wavelength division multiplexing fibre ring architecture is demonstrated. The use of bi-directional SOAs in place of unidirectional erbium doped fibre amplifier or unidirectional SOAs, together with the use of CWDM and optical distribution of the local oscillator signal allow substantial reduction in overall complexity and cost. Successful transmission of data over 12.8 km fibre is achieved with clear and well defined constellations and eye diagrams as well as 10.5% and 7.8 % error vector magnitude values for the downlink and uplink directions, respectively. The thesis also presents an implementation and performance of a millimetre-wave gigabit wireless over fibre system. CWDM devices such as uncooled laser diodes and passive components are used for the first time in a gigabit system allowing cost savings compared to dense WDM. This makes such solutions more attractive for millimetre-wave access systems. Optically modulated gigabit wireless data signals to and from the base stations are distributed at 5 GHz and up-converted using a remotely delivered LO source. Eye diagrams and bit error rate are measured to assess the system performance.
Date January 2007
CreatorsIsmail, T.
PublisherUniversity College London (University of London)
Source SetsEthos UK
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation

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