We propose and demonstrate a new optical double-sideband modulation technique that is immune to fiber chromatic dispersion and thus free of dispersion-induced RF power fading. The proposed modulation technique also provides a 3 dB improvement of RF power compared with optical single-sideband modulation. The proposed modulation technique is analyzed in theory and simulation. It is shown that for a given fiber length an optimum electrical phase shift exists to completely cancel the dispersion-induced RF power fading. We verify this proposed modulation technique experimentally for a single-tone RF signal and for a multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing ultrawideband signal.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 2009
Published: August 27, 2009
Bouchaib Hraimel, Xiupu Zhang, Mohmoud Mohamed, and Ke Wu, "Precompensated Optical Double-Sideband Subcarrier Modulation Immune to Fiber Chromatic-Dispersion-Induced Radio Frequency Power Fading," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 1, 331-342 (2009)