Low-cost multistandard radio-over-fiber downlinks based on CMOS-compatible Si avalanche photodetectors

Hyo Soon Kang, Myung Jae Lee, Woo Young Choi

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We demonstrate a radio-over-fiber downlink based on a silicon avalanche photodetector (APD) fabricated with 0.18-μm standard complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology. An 850-nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser is used to deliver multistandard services including 2.1-GHz wideband code-division multiple access and 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.11g wireless local area network signals over 300-m multimode fiber. These signals are successfully detected by a CMOS-compatible APD (CMOS-APD) and then transmitted to a mobile terminal via wireless link. The error vector magnitude performance of each type of signal with the coexisting interferer is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-468
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 1

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Funding Information:
Manuscript received September 12, 2008; revised December 12, 2008. First published February 03, 2009; current version published March 18, 2009. This work was supported by the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), Korea, under the Information Technology Research Center (ITRC) support program supervised by the Institute for Information Technology Advancement (IITA).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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