Optoelectronic Mixing Detection for the Extension of Useable Frequency Range in the Radio over Fiber Network

무선광네트웍(RoF)의 가용 주파수 대역 확장을 위한 광전믹싱 광검파

  • 최영규 (신라대학교 전자공학과)
  • Published : 2009.10.31


Theoretical analysis is presented for expending of the usable frequency range of optoelectronic mixing detection in the radio over fiber network system. We define the normalized gain to evaluate the performance of the optical mixing detection, and conform the possibilities of detection for the high frequency signals beyond the cutoff frequency of a photodiode. Optical mixing detection mechanism is analyzed by solving the continuity equation for the carriers of a photodiode. The normalized gain is independent on the signal frequency and the frequency difference between the optical signal and the local signal. Also, the amplitude of the local signal and the bias voltage are needed to be optimized at the same time in order to maximize the normalized gain.

광파이버 네트웍에서 광전믹싱 광검파의 가용 주파수대역 확장을 위한 이론을 제시하고 시뮬레이션을 실시하였다. 광전믹싱 광검파의 정규화 이득을 정의하고, 검파소자의 차단주파수를 초월하는 고주파 영역의 신호도 검파가 가능함을 확인하였다. 포토다이오드 내부의 캐리어 천이에 대한 연속방정식을 풀어서 광전믹싱 현상의 메카니즘을 해석하였다. 정규화 이득은 신호주파수와 차주파수의 크기에 의존하였으나, 포토다이오드에 흐르는 광전류의 크기는 신호주파수와는 무관하였다. 신호 검파효율의 최대화를 위해서는 바이어스 전압과 국부신호의 진폭을 동시에 최적화할 필요가 있다.


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