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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2011
  • pp: 873–875

Phase drift cancellation of remote radio frequency transfer using an optoelectronic delay-locked loop

Lumin Zhang, Le Chang, Yi Dong, Weilin Xie, Hao He, and Weisheng Hu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 6, pp. 873-875 (2011)

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In this Letter, we propose a phase drift cancellation method for remote radio frequency transfer. Phase fluctuation along the transmission fiber, which is induced by temperature and pressure changes, is measured and compensated by a heterodyne optoelectronic delay-locked loop. The control loop consists of a heterodyne optoelectronic phase detector, a microwave delay module, and the loop filter. We demonstrate the concept by transmitting a 10 GHz microwave frequency over 50 km single-mode fiber, with subpicosecond jitters measured at the remote end.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: December 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2011
Published: March 9, 2011

Lumin Zhang, Le Chang, Yi Dong, Weilin Xie, Hao He, and Weisheng Hu, "Phase drift cancellation of remote radio frequency transfer using an optoelectronic delay-locked loop," Opt. Lett. 36, 873-875 (2011)

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