Design of RoF based Mobile Fronthaul Link with Multi-IF Carrier for LTE/LTE-A Signal Transmission


We report a design of RoF based mobile fronthaul link considering quality of optical link and LTE/LTE-A signal simultaneously. The requirement of CNR in analog link supporting LTE/LTE-A services is presented, and effects of analog link quality on LTE/LTE-A signal is investigated. The EVM measurement after transmission of LTE-A signal with various numbers of intermediate frequency over 20 km SMF link is also presented.

2014 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics and the 2014 9th Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference (MWP/APMP 2014)