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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2949–2951

Stable radio frequency transfer in 114 km urban optical fiber link

Motohiro Kumagai, Miho Fujieda, Shigeo Nagano, and Mizuhiko Hosokawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 19, pp. 2949-2951 (2009)

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An rf dissemination system using an optical fiber link has been developed. The phase noise induced during optical fiber transmission has been successfully cancelled using what we believe to be a novel fiber-noise compensation system with a combination of electrical and optical compensations. We have performed rf transfer in a 114 km urban telecom fiber link in Tokyo with a transfer stability of 10 18 level at an averaging time of 1 day. Additionally, a high degree of continuous operation robustness has been confirmed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2009
Published: September 24, 2009

Motohiro Kumagai, Miho Fujieda, Shigeo Nagano, and Mizuhiko Hosokawa, "Stable radio frequency transfer in 114 km urban optical fiber link," Opt. Lett. 34, 2949-2951 (2009)

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