Experimental analysis of EVM and BER for indoor radio-over-fibre networks using polymer optical fibre

H. K. Al-Musawi, W. P. Ng, Z. Ghassemlooy, Chao Lu, N. Lalam

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Abstract

This paper presents a theoretical investigation and experimental implementation of indoor radio-over-fibre (RoF) using polymer optical fibre. We characterise the system based on the error vector magnitude (EVM), bit error rate (BER), and the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). We consider three modulation formats of quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK), 16-quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) and 64-QAM. The results show the effect of modulation order on the higher acceptable EVM limit that can be linked with the BER estimation process. Furthermore, the analysis of input signal power penalty for the three modulations indicates the advantage of higher order formats. We conclude that even with linear increment of the power penalty, higher orders modulation can offer a higher bandwidth without a significant difference compared to lower orders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 20th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications, NOC 2015
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781479987986
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2015
Event20th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications, NOC 2015 - University College London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Jun 20152 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference20th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications, NOC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period30/06/152/07/15

Keywords

  • bit-error-rate
  • error vector magnitude
  • perfluorinated graded index polymer optical fibre
  • Radio-over-fibre

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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