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  • Editor: Zhiping (James) Zhou
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 4 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: B45–B53

Recent progress in attenuation counterpropagating optical phase-locked loops for high-dynamic-range radio frequency photonic links [Invited]

Shilei Jin, Longtao Xu, Peter Herczfeld, Ashish Bhardwaj, and Yifei Li  »View Author Affiliations

Photonics Research, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. B45-B53 (2014)

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In order to achieve small size, light weight, and immunity to electromagnetic interference, it is desirable to replace bulky coaxial cables with optical fiber in advanced radar front-ends. Such applications require a large dynamic range that is beyond the reach of conventional intensity modulation–direct detection fiber-optic links. A coherent fiber-optic link employing an optical phase-locked loop (OPLL) phase demodulator has been proposed as a solution to this problem. The challenge is the practical realization of the OPLL demodulator that satisfies the stringent loop delay requirement. A novel attenuation counterpropagating (ACP) OPLL concept has been proposed and demonstrated as a solution. In this paper we review the recent progress in realizing chip-scale ACP-OPLL devices. In particular, we focus on the latest measurement results achieved using a hybrid integrated ACP-OPLL, as well as the design and performance potential of a monolithically integrated ACP-OPLL photonic integrated circuit.

© 2014 Chinese Laser Press

OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

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Original Manuscript: April 2, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2014
Published: July 14, 2014

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Shilei Jin, Longtao Xu, Peter Herczfeld, Ashish Bhardwaj, and Yifei Li, "Recent progress in attenuation counterpropagating optical phase-locked loops for high-dynamic-range radio frequency photonic links [Invited]," Photon. Res. 2, B45-B53 (2014)

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