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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2391–2393

Improvement of linearity in phase-modulated analog photonic link

Peng Li, Lianshan Yan, Tao Zhou, Wenliang Li, Zhiyu Chen, Wei Pan, and Bin Luo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 14, pp. 2391-2393 (2013)

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A method to improve the linearity of the analog photonic link is proposed and experimentally demonstrated, which consists of a phase modulator and an optical tunable bandpass filter. By carefully optimizing the bandwidth and center wavelength of the filter, we can significantly suppress the third-order intermodulation distortion by 32dB. Subsequently the spurious-free dynamic range of the link is improved by 14dB.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: April 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2013
Published: July 5, 2013

Peng Li, Lianshan Yan, Tao Zhou, Wenliang Li, Zhiyu Chen, Wei Pan, and Bin Luo, "Improvement of linearity in phase-modulated analog photonic link," Opt. Lett. 38, 2391-2393 (2013)

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