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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2883–2885

Noise distribution in the radio frequency spectrum of optoelectronic oscillators

Etgar C. Levy, Moshe Horowitz, and Curtis R. Menyuk  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 24, pp. 2883-2885 (2008)

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We analyze the distribution of the rf spectrum in optoelectronic oscillators due to the finite duration of the spectrum measurement. The distribution of the periodogram or the rf spectrum at a given frequency is calculated using a reduced model and is compared to a comprehensive numerical simulation. The model shows that the rf spectrum at a given frequency fluctuates from measurement to measurement with an exponential distribution.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2008
Published: December 3, 2008

Etgar C. Levy, Moshe Horowitz, and Curtis R. Menyuk, "Noise distribution in the radio frequency spectrum of optoelectronic oscillators," Opt. Lett. 33, 2883-2885 (2008)

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