ADVANTAGES OF OPTICAL ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXING IN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

Ali Abdourahamane

Abstract


The role of the optical transmitter is to generate the optical signal, impose the information bearing signal, and launch the modulated signal into the optical fiber. The semiconductor light sources are commonly used in state-of-the-art optical communication systems. Optical communication systems has become one of the important systems after the advent of telephone, internet, radio networks in the second half of the 20th century. The development of optical communication was caused primarily by the rapidly rising demand for Internet connectivity. Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) belongs to a wide class of multicarrier modulation. Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing has succeeded in a wide range of applications in the wireless communication domain from video/audio digital broadcasting to wireless local area networks (LANs). Although their very low loss compared to that of the wireless counterpart, optical systems still need renovation for spans commonly less than150 Km. In this paper advantages of optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing in communications systems will explained.


Keywords


OFDM; WDM; optical signal; communication systems; radio networks

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21303/2461-4262.2016.00058

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