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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 23695–23705

Bias-dependent distortion in optical comb-based analog optical links

Jason D. McKinney, Vincent J. Urick, and Alexander S. Hastings  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 23695-23705 (2013)

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We provide the first experimental demonstration of the impact of bias-frequency on second-order distortion in sampled analog optical links. We show proper selection of bias frequency yields >48 dB improvement in second-order distortion performance. In addition, we demonstrate that measurement of the average frequency of the optical comb may be used to determine the optimum bias frequency – without the need for involved radio-frequency distortion measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2013
Published: September 27, 2013

Jason D. McKinney, Vincent J. Urick, and Alexander S. Hastings, "Bias-dependent distortion in optical comb-based analog optical links," Opt. Express 21, 23695-23705 (2013)

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