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Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing in wireless communication systems with multimode fiber feeds

Dixon, B.J., Pollard, R.D. and Iezekiel, S. (2001) Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing in wireless communication systems with multimode fiber feeds. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 49 (8). pp. 1404-1409. ISSN 0018-9480

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The feasibility of using multimode fiber as an inexpensive cell feed in broad-band indoor picocellular systems is investigated in this paper. The performance of coded orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) for a variety of multimode fiber profiles, including stepped index and -profile graded index fibers, is assessed. In addition to its ability to perform well in a frequency- selective multipath environment, OFDM is shown to offer good protection against the frequency selectivity of a dispersive multimode fiber. Data rates in excess of 100 Mb/s (without equalization) over a multimode fiber channel are possible, whereas they may be limited to some 20–30 Mb/s using conventional ASK modulation.

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Keywords: broad-band indoor picocellular systems, fiber-radio systems, OFDM modulation, optical fiber dispersion
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Leeds) > Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (Leeds)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 05:22
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/22.939920
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/22.939920
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/724

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