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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2346–2349

Active phase drift cancellation for optic-fiber frequency transfer using a photonic radio-frequency phase shifter

Jianguo Shen, Guiling Wu, Liang Hu, Weiwen Zou, and Jianping Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 8, pp. 2346-2349 (2014)

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We propose an active photonic phase drift cancellation scheme for frequency transfer over optical fiber based on a linear photonic RF phase shifter. The photonic RF phase shifter consists of a dual parallel Mach–Zehnder modulator and optical filter with the assistance of the local microwave signal. The phase drift induced by fiber transmission can be compensated by simply tuning the bias voltage of the modulator. The principle of the phase cancellation scheme based on the photonic phase shifter is demonstrated and validated experimentally by transferring a 0.5 GHz reference signal over a 20 km single-mode fiber with a root mean square jitter of less than 0.5 ps.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 31, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2014
Published: April 9, 2014

Jianguo Shen, Guiling Wu, Liang Hu, Weiwen Zou, and Jianping Chen, "Active phase drift cancellation for optic-fiber frequency transfer using a photonic radio-frequency phase shifter," Opt. Lett. 39, 2346-2349 (2014)

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