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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: George I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2099–2106

Transfer function of analog fiber-optic systems driven by Fabry–Perot lasers

José Capmany, Alfonso Martínez, Beatriz Ortega, and Daniel Pastor  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 2099-2106 (2005)

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We present a theoretical model that describes with great precision the effect of fiber chromatic dispersion over the transfer function of an analog fiber system driven by a Fabry–Perot (FP) semiconductor laser. Experimental results confirm the validity of the developed model. In essence the impact of chromatic dispersion manifests in three ways. First, there is a carrier suppression (or fading) effect that is also present when a single-mode laser is employed. Second, there is a transversal filtering effect owing to the fact that the FP laser modes experience different propagation delays. Third, there is a low-pass effect owing to the linewidth of the longitudinal modes.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

José Capmany, Alfonso Martínez, Beatriz Ortega, and Daniel Pastor, "Transfer function of analog fiber-optic systems driven by Fabry-Perot lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2099-2106 (2005)

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