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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2013
  • pp: 2484–2493

Performance comparison of optical interference cancellation system architectures

Maddie Lu, Matt Chang, Yanhua Deng, and Paul R. Prucnal  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 11, pp. 2484-2493 (2013)

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The performance of three optics-based interference cancellation systems are compared and contrasted with each other, and with traditional electronic techniques for interference cancellation. The comparison is based on a set of common performance metrics that we have developed for this purpose. It is shown that thorough evaluation of our optical approaches takes into account the traditional notions of depth of cancellation and dynamic range, along with notions of link loss and uniformity of cancellation. Our evaluation shows that our use of optical components affords performance that surpasses traditional electronic approaches, and that the optimal choice for an optical interference canceller requires taking into account the performance metrics discussed in this paper.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(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: January 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2013
Published: April 10, 2013

Maddie Lu, Matt Chang, Yanhua Deng, and Paul R. Prucnal, "Performance comparison of optical interference cancellation system architectures," Appl. Opt. 52, 2484-2493 (2013)

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