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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3050–3052

Stable transmission of radio frequency signals on fiber links using interferometric delay sensing

Russell Wilcox, J. M. Byrd, Lawrence Doolittle, Gang Huang, and J. W. Staples  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 20, pp. 3050-3052 (2009)

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We demonstrate distribution of a 2850 MHz rf signal over stabilized optical fiber links. For a 2.2 km link we measure an rms drift of 19.4 fs over 60 h , and for a 200 m link an rms drift of 8.4 fs over 20 h . The rf signals are transmitted as amplitude modulation on a continuous optical carrier. Variations in the delay length are sensed using heterodyne interferometry and used to correct the rf phase. The system uses standard fiber telecommunications components.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2009
Published: October 2, 2009

Russell Wilcox, J. M. Byrd, Lawrence Doolittle, Gang Huang, and J. W. Staples, "Stable transmission of radio frequency signals on fiber links using interferometric delay sensing," Opt. Lett. 34, 3050-3052 (2009)

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