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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1557–1562

Study on low-phase-noise optoelectronic oscillator and high-sensitivity phase noise measurement system

Jun Hong, An-min Liu, and Jian Guo  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 30, Issue 8, pp. 1557-1562 (2013)

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An analytic model for an injection-locked dual-loop optoelectronic oscillator (OEO) is proposed and verified by experiments in this paper. Based on this theoretical model, the effect of injection power on the single-sideband phase noise of the OEO is analyzed, and results suggest that moderate injection is one key factor for a balance between phase noise and spur for OEO. In order to measure superlow phase noise of OEOs, a cross-correlation measurement system based on the fiber delay line is built, in which high linear photodetector and low-phase-noise amplifier are used to improve systematic sensitivity. The cross-correlation measurement system is validated by experiments, and its noise floor for the X band is about 130dBc/Hz at 1 kHz and 168dBc/Hz at 10 kHz after a cross correlation of 200 times.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2013
Published: July 15, 2013

Jun Hong, An-min Liu, and Jian Guo, "Study on low-phase-noise optoelectronic oscillator and high-sensitivity phase noise measurement system," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 1557-1562 (2013)

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