Adaptation of Mode Filtering Technique in 4G-LTE Hybrid RoMMF-FSO for Last-Mile Access Network

Al-Musawi, Hassan, Cseh, Tamas, Bohata, Jan, Ng, Wai Pang, Ghassemlooy, Zabih, Zvanovec, Stanislav, Udvary, Eszter and Pesek, Petr (2017) Adaptation of Mode Filtering Technique in 4G-LTE Hybrid RoMMF-FSO for Last-Mile Access Network. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 35 (17). pp. 3758-3764. ISSN 0733-8724

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This paper demonstrates a hybrid radio over multimode fibre and free space optics (RoMMF-FSO) system that can be used to extend the transmission range of the fourth generation long-term evolution (4G-LTE) signal in access networks. A single mode filtering technique (SMFT) is used to enhance 4G-LTE performance. The proposed scheme is evaluated in terms of the system transfer function, laser beam profile, and error vector magnitude (EVM). We show that using SMFT increases the RoMMF-FSO system bandwidth by 2 GHz and improves the received optical power by 13.6 dB. Moreover, the proposed system enhances the EVM by 4%. The measured results show that by using a 1 km MMF instead of a 1 km SMF will marginally increase the measured EVM from ~6.6% to ~7% with a 0.2 dB power penalty with respect to the LTE EVM limit of 12.5% as is specified for 16-quadrature amplitude modulation. The proposed system is validated practically under atmospheric turbulence conditions to mimic the outdoor environment. Measured EVM results are verified theoretically through transmitting LTE signals with turbulent using log-normal model. We also show that for a FSO link span of 500 m to meet the EVM target of 12.5% the SNR power penalties are ~2 dB and ~11 dB for Rytov variance of 1.2 × 10-4 and 0.1, respectively, compared with no turbulence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Free space optics, long term evolution, multimode optical fibres, radio-over-fibre
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 11:55
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 03:33

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