Abstract—Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) technology provides the base platform for the integration of wireless and optical systems. On the other hand, Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) has gained much interest in today’s networking due to the flexibility, simple and low cost passive connection. For instance, GPON technology has been successfully deployed in Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) that support Triple-Play services which combine the internet data, telephony and video to the home through only single cable. Thus, many research works today focus in accommodating the RoF employed GPON architecture to exploit the bandwidth (BW), maximize the capacity and reduce the cost of development. Hence, this project aimed to characterize the distribution of IEEE 802.11 WLAN service using RoF technique in GPON network architecture by means of simulation which was done in commercial OptiSystem software. The bidirectional transmission was used with fiber length varied from 2-20 km. The analysis was made based on the performance of BER, OSNR and the received power. The simulation results show that the system scheme exhibits the performance standards.
Index Terms—GPON, RoF, OptiSystem, SNR
Affida M. Zin is with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, CO 40450 Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sevia M. Idrus is with the Photonics Technology Center , Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, CO 81310 Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Nadiatulhuda Zulkifli is with the Photonics Technology Center , Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, CO 81310 Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Affida M. Zin, Sevia M. Idrus, and Nadiatulhuda Zulkifli, Member, IEEE, "The Characterization of Radio-over-Fiber Employed GPON Architecture for Wireless Distribution Network," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 522-527, 2011.