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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 16459–16466

Coherent optical frequency transfer over 50-km physical distance using a 120-km-long installed telecom fiber network

Mitsuru Musha, Feng-Lei Hong, Ken’ichi Nakagawa, and Ken-ichi Ueda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 16459-16466 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.016459


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Abstract

Optical frequency at 1542 nm was coherently transferred over a 120-km-long installed telecom fiber network between two cities (Tsukuba and Tokyo) in Japan separated by more than 50 km. The phase noise induced by the fiber length fluctuations was actively reduced by using a fiber stretcher and an acousto-optic modulator. The fractional frequency instability of the one-way transmitted light was reduced down to less than 8.0×10-16 at an averaging time of 1s, which is limited by the theoretical limit deduced from the length and the intrinsic noise of the fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 22, 2008
Published: October 1, 2008

Citation
Mitsuru Musha, Feng-Lei Hong, Ken'ichi Nakagawa, and Ken-ichi Ueda, "Coherent optical frequency transfer over 50-km physical distance using a 120-km-long installed telecom fiber network," Opt. Express 16, 16459-16466 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-21-16459


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