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Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIB, 6th Edition by Alan E. Willner, Tingye Li, Ivan Kaminow

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Chapter 21

Advances in 1–100 GHz Microwave Photonics: All-Band Optical Wireless Access Networks Using Radio Over Fiber Technologies

Gee-Kung Chang, Yu-Ting Hsueh and Shu-Hao Fan,    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0250, USA

21.1 Introduction

The evolution of fiber-optics communications has been thriving for the last several decades. All Internet service providers are eager to provide broadband data and video services through optical nodes as close to the users as possible to maximize the communication bandwidth. For access networks, which are deployed within the last miles or the last meters near consumers, it is a popular trend to develop high-speed access networks integrated with wireless services. From old-fashioned 2.5G/3G ...

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