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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22255–22262

Suppression of Rayleigh-scattering-induced noise in OEOs

Olukayode Okusaga, James P. Cahill, Andrew Docherty, Curtis R. Menyuk, Weimin Zhou, and Gary M. Carter  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22255-22262 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.022255


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Abstract

Optoelectronic oscillators (OEOs) are hybrid RF-photonic devices that promise to be environmentally robust high-frequency RF sources with very low phase noise. Previously, we showed that Rayleigh-scattering-induced noise in optical fibers coupled with amplitude-to-phase noise conversion in photodetectors and amplifiers leads to fiber-length-dependent noise in OEOs. In this work, we report on two methods for the suppression of this fiber-length-dependent noise: altering the amplitude-dependent phase delay of the OEO loops and suppressing the Rayleigh-scattering-induced noise in optical fibers. We report a 20 dB reduction in the flicker phase noise of a 6 km OEO via these suppression techniques.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2013
Published: September 13, 2013

Citation
Olukayode Okusaga, James P. Cahill, Andrew Docherty, Curtis R. Menyuk, Weimin Zhou, and Gary M. Carter, "Suppression of Rayleigh-scattering-induced noise in OEOs," Opt. Express 21, 22255-22262 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-19-22255


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