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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 11 — May. 24, 2010
  • pp: 11827–11837

Performances improvement in radio over fiber link through carrier suppression using Stimulated Brillouin scattering

Lan Liu, Shilie Zheng, Xianmin Zhang, Xiaofeng Jin, and Hao Chi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 11827-11837 (2010)

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The performances of radio-over-fiber (RoF) link with fixed incident optical power on photodetector (PD) are improved through carrier suppression method. Firstly, a precise analytical model is proposed to quantify the relationship between the improvement of link gain, noise figure (NF), spur-free dynamic range (SFDR) and the carrier suppression ratio x, in which, the modulation index m is fully considered for the first time to our knowledge. Then the optimum optical carrier-to-sideband ratio (CSR) for RoF link performances in both double-sideband and single-sideband modulation is obtained from the optimum x for the link performances. Finally the experiments with the carrier subtraction method realized by Stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) are carried out and the experimental results show good agreement with the simulation ones.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.4256) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network optimization
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2010
Published: May 20, 2010

Lan Liu, Shilie Zheng, Xianmin Zhang, Xiaofeng Jin, and Hao Chi, "Performances improvement in radio over fiber link through carrier suppression using Stimulated Brillouin scattering," Opt. Express 18, 11827-11837 (2010)

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