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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 15449–15454

Analytical expression for large signal transfer function of an optically filtered analog link

T. Banwell, A. Agarwal, P. Toliver, J. Jackel, and T.K. Woodward  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 15449-15454 (2009)

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We present an analytical expression for the transfer function of an optically-filtered radio frequency photonic link using phase modulation and coherent detection. This solution is applicable to quadrature passband signals and is significant for evaluating the distortion and consequently improving the linearity of such electrical-optical-electrical links. We show that the nonlinearity appears as an envelope distortion and discuss linearization techniques along with experimental validation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2009
Published: August 17, 2009

T. Banwell, A. Agarwal, P. Toliver, J. Jackel, and T.K. Woodward, "Analytical expression for large signal transfer function of an optically filtered analog link," Opt. Express 17, 15449-15454 (2009)

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