Enhanced performance of a 100km directly-modulated radio-over-fibre link using an unfiltered semiconductor optical amplifier

X. Qian, P. Hartmann, A. Wonfor, J. D. Ingham, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

2 Citations (Scopus)


An unfiltered 1310nm semiconductor optical amplifier is employed as an inline power booster in a low-cost directly-modulated, 100km radio-over-fibre link to compensate for the attenuation of the fibre. Substantial performance enhancement has been achieved. In addition, an application of this technique within a distributed antenna system with a tree architecture supporting in excess of 100 antennae is experimentally simulated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE High Frequency Postgraduate Student Colloquium
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Event2004 High Frequency Postgraduate Student Colloquium - Manchester, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20047 Sep 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Cite this