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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 17597–17609

Analysis of the stability and optimizing operation of the single-side-band modulator based on re-circulating frequency shifter used for the T-bit/s optical communication transmission

Jianping Li, Xuan Li, Xiaoguang Zhang, Feng Tian, and Lixia Xi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 17597-17609 (2010)

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The stability of single-sideband (SSB) modulator based recirculating frequency shifter (RFS) is analyzed theoretically. The optimum radio frequency (RF) drive peak-to-peak voltage used to drive the modulator is studied with considering the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) noise of optical amplifier and crosstalk so as to obtain a maximum overall effective optical signal to noise ratio (OSNR) which is defined to quantify the quality of generated tones. Small desired tones number and lower RF peak-to-peak voltage can reduce the crosstalk effectively. While the trade-off should be considered since the larger desired tones number it is, the higher optimum drive voltage should be used when the SSB-based RFS reached the maximum OSNR. The theoretical results show that the optimum operation condition is helpful to improve the performance of RFS which can be a good application for the T-bit/s optical transmission in practice.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2630) Fiber optics and optical communications : Frequency modulation
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2010
Published: August 2, 2010

Jianping Li, Xuan Li, Xiaoguang Zhang, Feng Tian, and Lixia Xi, "Analysis of the stability and optimizing operation of the single-side-band modulator based on re-circulating frequency shifter used for the T-bit/s optical communication transmission," Opt. Express 18, 17597-17609 (2010)

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