Study of OFDM Technique on RoF Passive Optical Network


The combination of radio over fiber (RoF) and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) techniques has resulted in a high-data-rate at lower cost in the last mile of wireless networks. This paper investigates the use of the OFDM as a modulation technique for radio over fiber (RoF) in passive optical network (PON). A laser source of 1550 nm wavelength was used with 100 km, 140 km and 288 km single mode fiber. In the OFDM-PON a passive optical splitter of ratio 1:2 is used to connect two optical network units (ONUs). A 10 Gbits/sec transmission bit rate is used to simulate the RoF-OFDM-PON system. The proposed system can provide a flexible, cost effective and significant high data rate.

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F. Almasoudi, K. Alatawi and M. Matin, "Study of OFDM Technique on RoF Passive Optical Network," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 217-224. doi: 10.4236/opj.2013.32035.

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