This paper proposes an improved model for the nonlinear behavior of the components of Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) links focusing here on the laser source. In a previous work, it was shown with a flexible new opto-microwave design approach a first behavioral model of RoF links that exploited the hyperbolic tangent function (the so-called tanh model) to model the highpower nonlinearities. Since this was not sufficient to simulate adequately all the nonlinearities, in this work, for the first time in the authors’ knowledge, the improved nonlinear model based on Cann’s model is developed, on an electro optic transducer. Then the amplitude-to-amplitude conversion of the link is better taken into account with the introducing of nonlinear properties of the link at high input power in the model. The new transfer equation includes several parameters that can be adjusted to adapt the model to any of the components, especially the photo-emitters under study, which are the main cause of this type of nonlinear behavior of the system. In particular, this improved model is applied on the state-of-the-art 850 nm GaAs Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL), simulating several Figures of Merit such as the Error-Vector Magnitude (EVM) of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) signal with a Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK)and the output amplitude-modulated power versus input amplitude-modulated power, also called AM/AM curve. This new proposed nonlinear model outperforms other existing behavioral models and its non linear simulation better fits with the measurements. Finally, we conclude that the performance improvement highly depends on the nonlinearity sharpness parameter, depending on the frequency and the bias current.

Improved Nonlinear Model Implementation for VCSEL Behavioral Modeling in Radio-Over-Fiber links

Giovannini A.;Nanni J.;Masotti D.;Tartarini G.;
2022

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This paper proposes an improved model for the nonlinear behavior of the components of Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) links focusing here on the laser source. In a previous work, it was shown with a flexible new opto-microwave design approach a first behavioral model of RoF links that exploited the hyperbolic tangent function (the so-called tanh model) to model the highpower nonlinearities. Since this was not sufficient to simulate adequately all the nonlinearities, in this work, for the first time in the authors’ knowledge, the improved nonlinear model based on Cann’s model is developed, on an electro optic transducer. Then the amplitude-to-amplitude conversion of the link is better taken into account with the introducing of nonlinear properties of the link at high input power in the model. The new transfer equation includes several parameters that can be adjusted to adapt the model to any of the components, especially the photo-emitters under study, which are the main cause of this type of nonlinear behavior of the system. In particular, this improved model is applied on the state-of-the-art 850 nm GaAs Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL), simulating several Figures of Merit such as the Error-Vector Magnitude (EVM) of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) signal with a Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK)and the output amplitude-modulated power versus input amplitude-modulated power, also called AM/AM curve. This new proposed nonlinear model outperforms other existing behavioral models and its non linear simulation better fits with the measurements. Finally, we conclude that the performance improvement highly depends on the nonlinearity sharpness parameter, depending on the frequency and the bias current.
Giovannini A.; Hadi M.U.; Prat L.I.; Neji N.; Tegegne Z.G.; Viana C.; Billabert A.; Laheurte J.; Nanni J.; Masotti D.; Tartarini G.; Polleux J.
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