Abstract

A class-B optical link is demonstrated as a means to provide high spur-free dynamic-range (110.4 dB · Hz<sup>2/3</sup>) with a minimum average received power associated with the optical carrier. The link uses optical frequency modulation, linear fiber-Bragg-grating frequency discriminators, and balanced detection to provide high linearity and maximum signal power. Shot and intensity noises are minimized by the low total average received photocurrent (0.88 mA) that results from class-B operation.

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2006 (2)

J. D. Bull, T. E. Darcie, J. Zhang, H. Kato, N. A. F. Jaeger, "Broadband class-AB microwave-photonic link using polarization modulation," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1073-1075 (2006).

T. E. Darcie, P. F. Driessen, "Class-AB techniques for high-dynamic-range microwave-photonic links," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 929-931 (2006).

2005 (1)

T. E. Darcie, A. Moye, "Modulation-dependent limits to intensity-noise suppression in microwave-photonic links ," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2185-2187 (2005).

2001 (1)

S. Mathai, F. Cappelluti, T. Jung, D. Novak, R. B. Waterhouse, D. Sivco, A. Y. Cho, G. Ghione, M. C. Wu, "Experimental demonstration of a balanced electroabsorption modulated microwave photonic link ," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49, 1956-1961 (2001).

1999 (1)

A. C. Lindsay, "An analysis of coherent carrier suppression for photonic microwave links," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 47, 1194-1200 (1999).

1997 (1)

L. T. Nichols, K. J. Williams, R. D. Esman, "Optimizing the ultrawide-band photonic link," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 45, 1384-1389 (1997).

1996 (1)

W. K. Burns, G. K. Gopalakrishnan, R. P. Moeller, "Multi-octave operation of low-biased modulators by balanced detection," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 130-132 (1996).

1995 (1)

R. D. Esman, K. J. Williams, "Wideband efficiency improvement of fiber optic systems by carrier subtraction," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 218-220 (1995).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (5)

R. D. Esman, K. J. Williams, "Wideband efficiency improvement of fiber optic systems by carrier subtraction," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 218-220 (1995).

J. D. Bull, T. E. Darcie, J. Zhang, H. Kato, N. A. F. Jaeger, "Broadband class-AB microwave-photonic link using polarization modulation," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1073-1075 (2006).

T. E. Darcie, P. F. Driessen, "Class-AB techniques for high-dynamic-range microwave-photonic links," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 929-931 (2006).

T. E. Darcie, A. Moye, "Modulation-dependent limits to intensity-noise suppression in microwave-photonic links ," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2185-2187 (2005).

W. K. Burns, G. K. Gopalakrishnan, R. P. Moeller, "Multi-octave operation of low-biased modulators by balanced detection," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 130-132 (1996).

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. (3)

S. Mathai, F. Cappelluti, T. Jung, D. Novak, R. B. Waterhouse, D. Sivco, A. Y. Cho, G. Ghione, M. C. Wu, "Experimental demonstration of a balanced electroabsorption modulated microwave photonic link ," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49, 1956-1961 (2001).

A. C. Lindsay, "An analysis of coherent carrier suppression for photonic microwave links," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 47, 1194-1200 (1999).

L. T. Nichols, K. J. Williams, R. D. Esman, "Optimizing the ultrawide-band photonic link," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 45, 1384-1389 (1997).

Other (5)

C. H. CoxIII, Analog Optical Links: Theory and Practice (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004).

Method and apparatus for laser performance enhancement U.S. Patent 6 181 453 (2001).

P. F. Driessen, T. E. Darcie, J. Zhang, "Analysis of class-B microwave-photonic link using optical frequency modulation," (2007) submitted for publication.

J. Zhang, T. E. Darcie, "Low-biased microwave-photonic link using optical frequency or phase modulation and fiber-Bragg-grating discriminator," Optical Fiber Commun./National Fiber Optic Engineers Conf. (OFC/NFOEC) AnaheimCA (2006) Paper OWG1.

T. E. Darcie, A. Moye, P. F. Driessen, J. Bull, H. Kato, N. A. F. Jaeger, "Noise reduction in class-AB microwave-photonic links," Proc. IEEE Int. Top. Meeting MWP (2005) pp. 329-332.

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