Experimental Comparison of the Multi-IF Carrier Generation Methods in IF-over-Fiber System Using LTE Signals


Radio-over-fiber technique utilized by multiple IF carrier transmission scheme is expected to be a cost-effective solution for next generation mobile fronthaul architecture. We have experimentally investigated and compared multi-IF carrier generation methods based on analog IQ modulation and digital IQ modulation by back-to-back EVM measurement using five 64-QAM-LTE carriers having 20 MHz bandwidth.

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