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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 4 — Feb. 18, 2008
  • pp: 2398–2404

Impact of group delay ripples of chirped fiber grating on optical beamforming networks

Bo Zhou, Xiaoping Zheng, Xianbin Yu, Hanyi Zhang, Yili Guo, and Bingkun Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 2398-2404 (2008)

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The impact of group delay ripples of chirped fiber gratings (CFG) on the performance of optical beamforming networks (OBFN) is investigated. The paper theoretically analyzes the quantified relations among the amplitude and period of CFG, the optical angle frequency interval at the inter-element arrays and the beampointing shift. The wavelength instability of the optical source is also investigated. This instability-induced phase jitter of RF signal has been verified experimentally. The theoretical models are proposed to analyze the performance of CFG-based OBFN systems.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2008
Published: February 5, 2008

Bo Zhou, Xiaoping Zheng, Xianbin Yu, Hanyi Zhang, Yili Guo, and Bingkun Zhou, "Impact of group delay ripples of chirped fiber grating on optical beamforming networks," Opt. Express 16, 2398-2404 (2008)

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