Multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) technology is a promising method to increase spectral efficiency in wireless communications. In this paper, a 60-GHz orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing radio over fiber (OFDM-RoF) system employing 2 x 2 MIMO wireless technology is demonstrated. With the proposed equalizer employing least mean squares (LMS) algorithm, MIMO channel mixing and I/Q-mismatch can be compensated simultaneously. 16-QAM and 32-QAM OFDM signal transmissions under forward error correction (FEC) threshold (1 × 10-3) are demonstrated. A data rate of 76.3 Gb/s can be achieved with a bit-loading algorithm over 25-km fiber transmission and 3.5-m wireless transmission.
- 60 GHz
- Fiber optics communications