Noise reduction for fiber optic NTSC signal transmission

Rei Furukawa, Keiji Uehara, Satoshi Takahashi, Nobuhiro Ohtsu, Yasuhiro Koike

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Optimum combination of light source and medium (optical fiber) for radio-over-fiber application in home optical network was investigated. Japan National Television System Committee (NTSC-J) signal was employed to study the spectrum and the movie quality in different multi-mode fiber link. Noise in glass-based multi-fiber link was lowered by switching the light source from a Fabry-Perot (FP) to a vertical cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL). A graded-index plastic optical fiber (GIPOF) link performed a low-noise transmission using FP laser diode. The results supported the GIPOF link to be a good low-cost analog optical link solution using FP laser diode and no lens.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated Optics
Subtitle of host publicationDevices, Materials, and Technologies XII
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventIntegrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XII - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2008 Jan 212008 Jan 23

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherIntegrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Graded-index plastic optical fiber
  • Modal noise
  • Radio-over-fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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