Photonic generation and transmission of 2-Gbit/s power-efficient IR-UWB signals employing an electro-optic phase modulator

Pengxiao Li, Hongwei Chen, Xu Wang, Hongchen Yu, Minghua Chen, Shizhong Xie

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We experimentally demonstrate a power-efficient ultrawideband (UWB) generation scheme using an electro-optic phase modulator. The generated UWB pulses are fully Federal Communication Commission compliant with high power efficiency of 52.6%. Furthermore, 2-Gbit/s on-off keying modulated modified UWB triplet signals are transmitted over 20 km optical fiber link without any obvious spectra or pulse shape distortions, and error-free transmission is achieved with power penalties less than 1.5 dB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-146
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2013


  • Microwave photonics
  • phase modulation
  • power
  • spectral density
  • radio over fiber (RoF)
  • ultrawideband (UWB).

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