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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1978
  • pp: 651–654

Baseband frequency response measurement system for optical components

M. Maeda, K. Nagano, Y. Minai, and M. Tanaka  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 651-654 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.17.000651


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Abstract

Knowledge of the baseband frequency responses of optical components is prerequisite to the design of optical fiber transmission systems. The sweep-frequency method is effective for obtaining frequency responses because of its large SNR. However, the use of GaAs lasers as optical signal sources involves several problems such as resonances below 1 GHz and spectrum broadening. In order to overcome these problems, a single transverse mode GaAs laser called a buried heterostructure GaAs laser was employed as an optical signal source in the sweep-frequency measurement system. This measurement system has a wideband flat sweep-frequency range of 0.5–1300 MHz as well as a wide dynamic range of more than 60 dB at optical levels.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 1977
Published: February 15, 1978

Citation
M. Maeda, K. Nagano, Y. Minai, and M. Tanaka, "Baseband frequency response measurement system for optical components," Appl. Opt. 17, 651-654 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-17-4-651

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