Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name



Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Mohammad A. Matin, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

George Edwards

Third Advisor

Kyoung-Dae Kim

Fourth Advisor

Vijaya Narapareddy


Dispersion Compensating Fiber (DCF), Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM), Intensity Modulation Direct Detected Optical OFDM (IM-DD-OOFDM), Mach-Zehnder Modulator (MZM), Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), Optical Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OOFDM)


One of the advanced technologies in optical fiber communication systems that support efficient convergence of wireless and optical access network structure is Radio over Fiber (RoF). In RoF, light is modulated by using a radio signal and sent over an optical fiber link to simplify wireless access. The demand for high-speed wireless communications is increasing rapidly. To increase the capacity and bandwidth of the optical fiber communication system a Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (WDM) is used. In WDM, multiple optical carrier signals are multiplexed and transmitted over one optical fiber.

Optical Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OOFDM) technology commits to be a fundamental technique for accomplishing high data when is integrated with RoF. OOFDM is an effective method to overcome different restrictions of optical fiber transmission systems such as chromatic dispersion, polarization mode dispersion, and modal dispersion. Therefore, the combination of OOFDM and RoF will enhance the system flexibility and help to cover a very large area without increasing the system complexity and cost very much.

This thesis investigates the integration of OOFDM with RoF for achieving high data rates and the transmission of the signal over long haul optical fiber. Results from the OptiSystem model shows the performance of OOFDM signals through the WDM RoF is studied by using a simulation tool called OptiSystem version 12.

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Rights holder

Fahad Almasoudi

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133 p.

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Electrical engineering