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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 888–891

Distribution of high-stability 10 GHz local oscillator over 100 km optical fiber with accurate phase-correction system

Siwei Wang, Dongning Sun, Yi Dong, Weilin Xie, Hongxiao Shi, Lilin Yi, and Weisheng Hu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 888-891 (2014)

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We have developed a radio-frequency local oscillator remote distribution system, which transfers a phase-stabilized 10.03 GHz signal over 100 km optical fiber. The phase noise of the remote signal caused by temperature and mechanical stress variations on the fiber is compensated by a high-precision phase-correction system, which is achieved using a single sideband modulator to transfer the phase correction from intermediate frequency to radio frequency, thus enabling accurate phase control of the 10 GHz signal. The residual phase noise of the remote 10.03 GHz signal is measured to be 70dBc/Hz at 1 Hz offset, and long-term stability of less than 1×1016 at 10,000 s averaging time is achieved. Phase error is less than ±0.03π.

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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: November 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2014
Published: February 10, 2014

Siwei Wang, Dongning Sun, Yi Dong, Weilin Xie, Hongxiao Shi, Lilin Yi, and Weisheng Hu, "Distribution of high-stability 10 GHz local oscillator over 100 km optical fiber with accurate phase-correction system," Opt. Lett. 39, 888-891 (2014)

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