The feasibility of using multimode fiber as an inexpensive\ud cell feed in broad-band indoor picocellular systems is investigated in this paper. The performance of coded orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) for a variety of multimode fiber profiles, including stepped index and -profile graded index fibers, is assessed. In addition to its ability to perform well in a frequency-\ud selective multipath environment, OFDM is shown to offer\ud good protection against the frequency selectivity of a dispersive multimode fiber. Data rates in excess of 100 Mb/s (without equalization) over a multimode fiber channel are possible, whereas they may be limited to some 20–30 Mb/s using conventional ASK modulation
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