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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2849–2852

Distribution of high-stability 100.04  GHz millimeter wave signal over 60  km optical fiber with fast phase-error-correcting capability

Dongning Sun, Yi Dong, Hongxiao Shi, Zongyang Xia, Zhangweiyi Liu, Siwei Wang, Weilin Xie, and Weisheng Hu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 10, pp. 2849-2852 (2014)

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We demonstrate a phase-stabilized remote distribution of 100.04 GHz millimeter wave signal over 60 km optical fiber. The phase error of the remote millimeter wave signal induced by fiber transmission delay variations is detected by dual-heterodyne phase error transfer and corrected with a feedback system based on a fast response acousto-optic frequency shifter. The phase noise within the bandwidth of 300 Hz is effectively suppressed; thus, the fast transmission delay variations can be compensated. The residual phase noise of the remote 100.04 GHz signal reaches 56dBc/Hz at 1 Hz frequency offset from the carrier, and long-term stability of 1.6×1016 at 1000 s averaging time is achieved. The fast phase-noise-correcting capability is evaluated by vibrating part of the transmission fiber link.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 14, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2014
Published: May 5, 2014

Dongning Sun, Yi Dong, Hongxiao Shi, Zongyang Xia, Zhangweiyi Liu, Siwei Wang, Weilin Xie, and Weisheng Hu, "Distribution of high-stability 100.04  GHz millimeter wave signal over 60  km optical fiber with fast phase-error-correcting capability," Opt. Lett. 39, 2849-2852 (2014)

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