Millimeter-wave over fiber systems using hybrid OCDM/WDM transmission

Edward Mutafungwa*, Seppo J. Halme, Kamugisha Kazaura, Mitsuji Matsumoto, Toshihiko Wakahara

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


In this paper, we propose and simulate 2 OCDM × 4 WDM transmission system for a millimeter-wave (60 GHz) over fiber system to be used in broadband wireless access networks (BWANs). The general system setup is devised and the necessary building blocks identified. Results gathered (for a 155 Mbit/s per user system) under worst case parameter specifications and settings suggest indicate that system performance is severely limited by optical multiuser interference (OMUI) penalties. Several methods to reduce the OMUI limitations are described. These methods should ensure that this transmission scheme possible wavelength-reuse option for future MMW BWANs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1113-1126
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul


  • 60 GHz millimeter-wave networks
  • Optical access networks
  • Optical code-division multiplexing
  • Wavelength-division multiplexing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


Dive into the research topics of 'Millimeter-wave over fiber systems using hybrid OCDM/WDM transmission'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this