Impact of interferometric noise on the remote delivery of optically generated millimeter-wave signals

Louis Moura, Matthew Darby, Phil M Lane, John J O'Reilly

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In this paper, we report for the first time results relating to reflections/multipath induced interferometric noise in millimeter-wave fiber-radio systems for the broadcast of very narrow linewidth wave signals. We use a rigorous formulation based on the modified Chernoff bound which provides an accurate upper bound on the bit-error rate (BER) and power penalty (PP). Simulated results show good agreement with the analytical findings. We conclude that interferometric noise (IN) can be a significant impairment in systems of this type.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5700665
Pages (from-to)1398-1402
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes


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