Remote delivery of video services using mm-waves and optics

John O'Reilly, Phil Lane

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Advantages of a radio-based final drop for video delivery are outlined and spectral availability constraints that lead to the identification of the mm-wave region of the radio spectrum as the most appropriate for this application are discussed. The possibility of simultaneously supporting other broadband services, such as B-ISDN and traffic information systems (IVHS), enhance the attractiveness of a radio link. A large number of antenna units need to be served due to the limited propagation distances achievable at mm-wave frequencies, and therefore, a low-cost generation and delivery method has to be developed. In this paper, alternatives for the optical generation and distribution of mm-wave signals are reviewed and a new method is proposed that eases the bandwidth, and hence the cost, of the required optoelectronic components. An assessment of the relative merits of the methods is given.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4679070
Pages (from-to)369-375
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1994
Externally publishedYes


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