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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2010
  • pp: 1032–1040

Effects of laser frequency chirp on modal noise in short-range radio over multimode fiber links

Davide Visani, Giovanni Tartarini, Martin N. Petersen, Pier Faccin, and Luigi Tarlazzi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 6, pp. 1032-1040 (2010)

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An important effect of the frequency chirp of the optical transmitter in radio over multimode fiber links is put into evidence experimentally and modeled theoretically for the first time, to our knowledge. This effect can have an important impact in short-range connections, where, although intermodal dispersion does not generally cause unacceptable limitations to the transmittable bandwidth, the presence of modal noise must be accurately kept under control, since it determines undesired real-time fluctuations of the link.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2010
Published: February 19, 2010

Davide Visani, Giovanni Tartarini, Martin N. Petersen, Pier Faccin, and Luigi Tarlazzi, "Effects of laser frequency chirp on modal noise in short-range radio over multimode fiber links," Appl. Opt. 49, 1032-1040 (2010)

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