High speed photoreceiver over 100 GHz and its application

T. Umezawa, K. Kashima, K. Akahane, A. Matsumoto, A. Kanno, N. Yamamoto, T. Kawanishi

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In wireless communications, the data traffic increases rapidly every year, as well as in fixed optical fiber communications, where the trend for data traffic is not saturated yet. In the next generation of advanced wireless communication services, a high data rate, high capacity, low latency, and low cost are desired. The large radio cover area for present macro-cell should be divided into plenty of small-cells in order to mitigate heavy data traffic in the one macro-cell [1]. Here, radio over fiber (RoF) is a promising technology for access networks such as mobile back-haul and front-haul in wireless communication. High data rate transmission through optical fibers should be introduced near end-user points and be converted to radio signals from simple antennas in small-cells. Here, a high speed photoreceiver is one of key components in RoF communications. On the other hand, power over fiber (PoF) technology, which provides electric power supply through optical fibers, is a compatible technology with a good affinity to RoF technology. The 90 to 110 GHz band is a very attractive frequency band, which involves not only low atmospheric attenuation [2] but also a wider bandwidth compared to that in the microwave region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781509019069
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 23
Event29th IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2016 - Waikoloa, United States
Duration: 2016 Oct 22016 Oct 6

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2016


Other29th IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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