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Lethien C.,CNRS Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology | Wake D.,University of Kent | Verbeke B.,CNRS Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology | Verbeke B.,Research Federation IRCICA USR 3380 | And 10 more authors.
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters | Year: 2012

The study reported in this letter deals with the extension of the multiservices concept to radio-over-fiber systems with energy-autonomous picocell remote antenna units. Continuous-power, radio-frequency, and digital signals have been combined in a single multimode fiber for the first time. The results clearly demonstrate no impairment of the optically powered remote antenna unit compared to an electrically powered version. The proposed system complies with the classical baseband Ethernet high-data-rate network (10 GbEbit error rate 10 -12). The measured error vector magnitude for the radio-frequency (IEEE802.11g) signal transmission through the designed system stays around 2%, including both the optical transmission over 100-m OM3 multimode fiber and a wireless coverage of 5 m. © 1989-2012 IEEE. Source

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