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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2893–2896

High-precision optical-frequency dissemination on branching optical-fiber networks

Sascha W. Schediwy, David Gozzard, Kenneth G. H. Baldwin, Brian J. Orr, R. Bruce Warrington, Guido Aben, and Andre N. Luiten  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 2893-2896 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002893


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Abstract

We present a technique for the simultaneous dissemination of high-precision optical-frequency signals to multiple independent remote sites on a branching optical-fiber network. The technique corrects optical-fiber length fluctuations at the output of the link, rather than at the input as is conventional. As the transmitted optical signal remains unaltered until it reaches the remote site, it can be transmitted simultaneously to multiple remote sites on an arbitrarily complex branching network. This technique maintains the same servo-loop bandwidth limit as in conventional techniques and is compatible with active telecommunication links.

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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
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: May 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2013
Published: July 31, 2013

Citation
Sascha W. Schediwy, David Gozzard, Kenneth G. H. Baldwin, Brian J. Orr, R. Bruce Warrington, Guido Aben, and Andre N. Luiten, "High-precision optical-frequency dissemination on branching optical-fiber networks," Opt. Lett. 38, 2893-2896 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-15-2893

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