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Optical Transmission of OFDM Ultra-wideband Signals Beyond 40 Gb/s

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Executive Summary

The authors for the first time propose the highly efficient method of RF and optical signal mixing based on two different architectures: the parallel-RF/serial-optics architecture characterized by all-optical mixing for sub-carrier multiplexing, and the parallel-RF/parallel-optics architecture based on the array of 12x10 GHz components with directly modulated VCSELs and 12 multimode optical fibers. The main advantages of the both architectures are simplicity and low-cost implementation. They have carried out numerical simulations of ultra-wideband signals propagation in the proposed systems and proved the high efficiency and feasibility of the proposed method.

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