To mitigate the nonlinear distortion of a multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) radio over fiber (RoF) system, a frequency-separated model-based digital pre-distortion (DPD) technique is proposed and experimentally demonstrated herein. Frequency-separated model DPD, when used as a pre-equalizer, mitigates nonlinearity in a transmitter. The nonlinear characteristic of an RoF system depends on the frequency band. Therefore, the proposed equalizer separates the input by frequency band and mitigates nonlinearities. A least mean square algorithm is used to estimate the variables of the proposed equalizer. Using the proposed DPD technique, performance enhancement was verified experimentally relative to the adjacent carrier leakage ratio (ACLR). The proposed technique obtained ACLR values of 27 to 30 dB. The results demonstrate that signal performance improved in terms of error vector magnitude from 6.3% to 3.5% at an optical modulation index value of 63%.
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This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP; Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning) (No. 2019R1A2C3007934).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering