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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3360–3362

Stable fiber delivery of radio-frequency signal based on passive phase correction

Juan Wei, Fangzheng Zhang, Yonggang Zhou, De Ben, and Shilong Pan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 11, pp. 3360-3362 (2014)

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A novel passive phase correction method for stable fiber transfer of radio-frequency (RF) signal is proposed and demonstrated. By employing only one local oscillator and two frequency mixers in the local station, an RF signal received by an optical remote antenna unit is transmitted to the local station with very small phase jitter. An experiment is performed. When a 6 GHz RF signal is delivered through a 20 km single-mode fiber, effective cancellation of the RF signal’s phase jitter induced by environmental perturbations is achieved. The residual jitter is less than 1.33 ps (about 0.05 rad). The proposed scheme requires no active mechanism to compensate the fiber-length fluctuations, and is thus compact, cost-effective, and easy to implement.

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OCIS Codes
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2014
Published: May 30, 2014

Juan Wei, Fangzheng Zhang, Yonggang Zhou, De Ben, and Shilong Pan, "Stable fiber delivery of radio-frequency signal based on passive phase correction," Opt. Lett. 39, 3360-3362 (2014)

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