Experimental analysis of EVM and BER for indoor radio-over-fibre networks using polymer optical fibre

Al-Musawi, Hassan, Ng, Wai Pang, Ghassemlooy, Zabih, Lu, Chao and Lalam, Nageswara (2015) Experimental analysis of EVM and BER for indoor radio-over-fibre networks using polymer optical fibre. In: 21st IEEE European Conference on Network and Optical Communications (NOC), 30 June - 2 July 2015, London.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NOC.2015.7238624


This paper presents a theoretical investigation and experimental implementation of indoor radio-over-fibre (RoF) using polymer optical fibre. We characterise the system based on the error vector magnitude (EVM), bit error rate (BER), and the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). We consider three modulation formats of quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK), 16-quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) and 64-QAM. The results show the effect of modulation order on the higher acceptable EVM limit that can be linked with the BER estimation process. Furthermore, the analysis of input signal power penalty for the three modulations indicates the advantage of higher order formats. We conclude that even with linear increment of the power penalty, higher orders modulation can offer a higher bandwidth without a significant difference compared to lower orders.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: BER, EVM, QAM, RoF, bit error signal-to-noise ratio error vector magnitude, indoor radio-over-fibre network
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Nageswara Lalam
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 13:09
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:52
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/24011

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