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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6555–6560

A high resolution optical vector network analyzer based on a wideband and wavelength-tunable optical single-sideband modulator

Zhenzhou Tang, Shilong Pan, and Jianping Yao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6555-6560 (2012)

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A high resolution optical vector network analyzer (OVNA) implemented based on a wideband and wavelength-tunable optical single-sideband (OSSB) modulator is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The OSSB modulation is achieved using a phase modulator and a tunable optical filter with a passband having two steep edges and a flat top. Wideband and wavelength-tunable OSSB modulation is achieved. The incorporation of the OSSB modulator into the OVNA is experimentally evaluated. The measurement of the magnitude and phase response of an ultra-narrow-band fiber Bragg grating (FBG) and that of the stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in a single-mode fiber is performed. A measurement resolution as high as 78 kHz is achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: December 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2012
Published: March 6, 2012

Zhenzhou Tang, Shilong Pan, and Jianping Yao, "A high resolution optical vector network analyzer based on a wideband and wavelength-tunable optical single-sideband modulator," Opt. Express 20, 6555-6560 (2012)

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