Millimeter-Wave Radio-Over-Fiber Network for Linear Cell Systems

Atsushi Kanno*, Pham Tien Dat, Naokatsu Yamamoto, Tetsuya Kawanishi

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We discuss and propose millimeter-wave linear cell systems for signal distribution on railway radiocommunication systems between train and trackside, and a foreign object debris detection system for airport runways using the radio-over-fiber network technology. Linear cell configurations based on wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) and power-splitter-based distribution networks are discussed and demonstrated experimentally. A single-sideband modulation for data transmission in an intermediate frequency over a fiber system is successfully transmitted with an ultrafast wavelength-tunable laser diode for WDM routing to track the train car within 3 μs. Radar signal distribution by an optical double-sideband suppressed-carrier modulation mitigates the dispersion effect of the fiber cable to transmit a 32-GHz signal into the remote radar heads.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-540
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 15


  • Linear cell
  • millimeter-wave
  • radar
  • radio over fiber
  • train communication network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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