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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2013
  • pp: 14368–14376

Suppression of even-order photodiode distortions via predistortion linearization with a bias-shifted Mach-Zehnder modulator

Vincent J. Urick, Meredith N. Hutchinson, Joseph M. Singley, Jason D. McKinney, and Keith J. Williams  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 14368-14376 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.014368


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Abstract

A new technique to cancel photodiode-induced even-order distortion in microwave photonic links is demonstrated. A single Mach-Zehnder modulator, biased slightly away from the quadrature point, is shown to suppress photodiode second-order intermodulation distortion in excess of 40 dB without affecting the fundamental power. The technique is theoretically described with supporting experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: April 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2013
Published: June 10, 2013

Citation
Vincent J. Urick, Meredith N. Hutchinson, Joseph M. Singley, Jason D. McKinney, and Keith J. Williams, "Suppression of even-order photodiode distortions via predistortion linearization with a bias-shifted Mach-Zehnder modulator," Opt. Express 21, 14368-14376 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-12-14368


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