Simulative Analysis of Influence of Modulation Techniques on COFDM based Radio over Fiber Transmission

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Shikha Mahajan 1,* Naresh Kumar 1

1. Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 13 May 2012 / Revised: 2 Jun. 2012 / Accepted: 10 Jul. 2012 / Published: 8 Aug. 2012

Index Terms

RoF, COFDM, MMF, Q-factor


In this paper, Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (COFDM) based Radio over Fiber (RoF) system is simulated (for different bit rates) for different modulation techniques to observe impact on system parameter [quality factor (Q)]. Influence of increasing bit rates has been observed for 2 km long linear multimode fiber. To reduce dispersion due to multimode fiber, convolutional encoder (code rate ½, generator polynomial 1338, 1718) and viterbi hard decision decoding algorithm are chosen for simulative model of COFDM based RoF system. Transmission of 32 sub-carriers with externally modulated continuous wave laser source gave satisfied results for Q values.

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Shikha Mahajan, Naresh Kumar, "Simulative Analysis of Influence of Modulation Techniques on COFDM based Radio over Fiber Transmission", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), vol.4, no.8, pp.1-8, 2012. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2012.08.01


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