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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 7 — Apr. 4, 2005
  • pp: 2475–2486

Effects of phase noise in an optical six-port measurement technique

I. Molina-Fernández and J. de-Oliva-Rubio  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 7, pp. 2475-2486 (2005)

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We study the effects of laser phase noise on a phase diversity coherent optical frequency domain (C-OFD) technique that has been recently proposed to measure passive devices used in dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) systems. Theoretical expressions are provided to calculate the laser phase-noise to intensity-noise conversion in this technique under simplified circumstances. Obtained simulation results for a realistic measurement set-up show the validity of the approximate expressions. It is concluded that this effect is one of the limiting source of error for this measurement technique.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices

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Original Manuscript: February 10, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2005
Published: April 4, 2005

I. Molina-Fernández and J. de-Oliva-Rubio, "Effects of phase noise in an optical six-port measurement technique," Opt. Express 13, 2475-2486 (2005)

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