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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 28447–28454

Phase fluctuation compensation for long-term transfer of stable radio frequency over fiber link

Bo Ning, Peng Du, Dong Hou, and Jianye Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 28447-28454 (2012)

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We developed a new radio frequency dissemination system based on an optical fiber link. A 1.55 μm mode-locked fiber laser was used as optical transmitter in the system. To actively reduce the phase fluctuation induced by the fiber length variations with high resolution, we proposed a novel compensation technique. In our technique, we directly control the phase of optical pulses generated by the laser to compensate the fluctuation. The phase-controlling method is based on both pump power modulation and cavity length adjusting. We performed the transfer in a 22-km outdoor fiber link, with a transfer stability of 3.7 × 10−14 at 1 s and 6.6 × 10−18 at 16000 s. The integrated timing jitter in 24 hours was reduced from 14 ps to 35 fs.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2012
Published: December 7, 2012

Bo Ning, Peng Du, Dong Hou, and Jianye Zhao, "Phase fluctuation compensation for long-term transfer of stable radio frequency over fiber link," Opt. Express 20, 28447-28454 (2012)

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