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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 24499–24506

All-optical frequency upconversion of a quasi optical single sideband signal utilizing a nonlinear semiconductor optical amplifier for radio-over-fiber applications

Minho Park and Jong-In Song  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 24499-24506 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.024499


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Abstract

An all-optical frequency upconversion technique using a quasi optical single sideband (q-OSSB) signal in a nonlinear semiconductor optical amplifier (NSOA) for radio-over-fiber applications is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. An optical radio frequency signal (fRF = 37.5 GHz) in the form of a q-OSSB signal is generated by mixing an optical intermediate frequency (IF) signal (fIF = 2.5 GHz) with an optical local oscillator signal (fLO = 35 GHz) utilizing coherent population oscillation and cross gain modulation effects in an NSOA. The phase noise, conversion efficiency, spurious free dynamic range (SFDR), and transmission characteristics of the q-OSSB signal are investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2011
Published: November 15, 2011

Citation
Minho Park and Jong-In Song, "All-optical frequency upconversion of a quasi optical single sideband signal utilizing a nonlinear semiconductor optical amplifier for radio-over-fiber applications," Opt. Express 19, 24499-24506 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-24-24499


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