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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 45–53

PLL-Stabilized Optical Communications in Millimeter-Wave RoF Systems

Friederike Brendel, Thomas Zwick, Julien Poëtte, and Béatrice Cabon  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 45-53 (2014)

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We demonstrate a stabilization and tuning architecture that enables the transmission of a stable modulation sideband in the presence of high carrier instability. The technique can be used in radio-over-fiber (RoF) systems employing optical intensity modulation, and in links featuring optical carrier generation, which might exhibit considerable phase noise or even frequency drift. The stabilization concept is validated experimentally in two systems based on two different laser structures. The results of this paper represent the first demonstration, to our knowledge, of the technique on a RoF system operating in the millimeter-wave range.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

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Original Manuscript: July 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2013
Published: December 16, 2013

Friederike Brendel, Thomas Zwick, Julien Poëtte, and Béatrice Cabon, "PLL-Stabilized Optical Communications in Millimeter-Wave RoF Systems," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 6, 45-53 (2014)

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