Numerical Simulation of Millimeter Wave Generation in a Digital Fiber Optic Link

  • V. Charan TejaEmail author
  • M. Ganesh Madhan
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 194)


Millimeter wave (MMW) generation using optical techniques has gained popularity in recent days. In this work, a 1 Gbps conventional single mode fiber optic link is utilized to remotely generate a 60 GHz MMW signal by heterodyning principle. Two independent distributed feedback lasers (DFB) operating at 193.5 and 194.1 THz, in the transmitter side, are used to generate a 60 GHz MMW signal at the remote receiver. One of the laser is externally modulated by 1 Gbps data and another operating in CW mode, are present in the transmitter side. The important aspect of this approach is generation of 60 GHz RF signal and transmission of 1 Gbps NRZ data, simultaneously in an optical fiber link. The 60 GHz RF signal and digital data are extracted by using a narrow band pass filter and low pass filter respectively. The performance of the data reception and RF generation are investigated by varying the link distance from 10 to 50 km.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronics EngineeringMadras Institute of Technology Campus, Anna UniversityChennaiIndia

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