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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3696–3698

One-way radio frequency dissemination through the atmosphere using two optical carriers

Ramon Mata-Calvo and Dirk Giggenbach  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3696-3698 (2012)

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A method of transferring an RF reference frequency through the turbulent atmosphere is presented. Using two optical wavelengths close to each other can compensate for the influence of the atmospheric piston error. The influence of the atmosphere on the phase of the optical signal is calculated together with the remaining error by transferring two carriers. The system was implemented in a laboratory test-bed, and stability measurements are shown.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: May 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 28, 2012
Published: August 30, 2012

Ramon Mata-Calvo and Dirk Giggenbach, "One-way radio frequency dissemination through the atmosphere using two optical carriers," Opt. Lett. 37, 3696-3698 (2012)

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