Xiaodan Pang, PhD student of the Metro-Access & Short Range Systems and Visual Communication Groups has won the 1st prize of the best student paper competition at Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP2011). The event took place 13-16 November 2011 in Shanghai, China.
Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) is Asia's premier conference in the Pacific Rim for photonics technologies, including optical communications, biophotonics, displays, illumination and applications in energy.
The paper 8309-11 "Seamless translation of optical fiber PolMux-OFDM into a 2x2 MIMO wireless transmission enabled by digital training-based fiber-wireless channel estimation" by Xiaodan Pang as first author, reports on a experimental demonstration of novel concept of seamless integration between optical fiber and wireless system by combining polarization multiplexing technique in optical fiber and multi-input multi output (MIMO) spatial multiplexing technique in wireless system. Transmission of radio-over-fiber OFDM was demonstrated enabled by a training-based channel estimation method.
The work reported in the award-winning papers brings the state-of-the-art concepts of advanced multiplexing and complex modulation format combination from long-haul optical communication into access network scenarios and is considered as one of the promising candidates in future hybrid optical fiber-wireless systems.