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By C.-H. Yeh, C.-W. Chow, C.-H. Wang, F.-Y. Shih, Y.-F. Wu, Y.-L. Liu, and S. Chi

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Radio over Fiber (RoF) system has attracted much industry and research interest to extend the wireless cell coverage and reduce the cost by using the distributed remote antenna units (RAUs). However, the effective transmission fiber length in the RoF systems would be limited due to the time division duplex (TDD) mode used in the practical WiMAX access. Here, we study the transmission limitations and performances of the standard WiMAX signal for RoF systems. The throughputs and packet-losses at different fiber lengths are also investigated and analyzed. Besides, in order to increase the emitting power of the RAUs, a robust TDD switching mechanism is proposed in each RAU for RoF system.

C.-H. Yeh, C.-W. Chow, C.-H. Wang, F.-Y. Shih, Y.-F. Wu, Y.-L. Liu, and S. Chi, "Understanding Standard OFDM WiMAX Signal Access in Radio Over Fiber System," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 10, 201-214, 2009.

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