Abstract

We analyze in theory, simulation, and experiment the spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) for a radio-over-fiber system using an optical single sideband (OSSB) Mach–Zehnder modulator (MZM) that is linearized using mixed polarization. The mixed polarization OSSB MZM makes use of a dual-electrode ${ z}$-cut ${\rm LiNbO}_{3}$ MZM, where a linear polarizer is placed in front and in behind the optical modulator, respectively. It is found that intermodulation distortion can be suppressed significantly regardless of modulation index. Thus intermodulation induced power fading and crosstalk via fiber chromatic dispersion for a given RF carrier is reduced compared to using the conventional OSSB MZM. Improvements of $\sim {13}\,{\rm dB}$ in SDFR is predicted in theory, simulation, and demonstrated experimentally.

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B. M. Haas, T. E. Murphy, "A simple, linearized, phase-modulated analog optical transmission system," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 729-731 (2007).

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2006 (1)

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2003 (1)

L. Roselli, V. Borgioni, F. Zepparelli, F. Ambrosi, M. Comez, P. Faccin, A. Casini, "Analog laser pre-distortion for multiservice radio over fiber system," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 1211-1223 (2003).

2001 (2)

S. P. Stapleton, "Amplifier linearization using adaptive digital predistortion," Appl. Microw. Wireless 13, 72-77 (2001).

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

2000 (1)

S. A. Havstad, A. B. Sahin, O. H. Adamczyk, Y. Xie, A. E. Willner, "Distance-independent microwave and millimeter wave power fading compensation using a phase diversity configuration," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1052-1054 (2000).

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1988 (1)

Appl. Microw. Wireless (1)

S. P. Stapleton, "Amplifier linearization using adaptive digital predistortion," Appl. Microw. Wireless 13, 72-77 (2001).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

B. M. Haas, T. E. Murphy, "A simple, linearized, phase-modulated analog optical transmission system," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 729-731 (2007).

S. A. Havstad, A. B. Sahin, O. H. Adamczyk, Y. Xie, A. E. Willner, "Distance-independent microwave and millimeter wave power fading compensation using a phase diversity configuration," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1052-1054 (2000).

B. Masella, X. Zhang, "Linearized optical single-sideband Mach-Zhender modulator for radio-over-fiber systems," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 2024-2026 (2007).

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. (1)

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

J. Lightw. Technol. (3)

L. Roselli, V. Borgioni, F. Zepparelli, F. Ambrosi, M. Comez, P. Faccin, A. Casini, "Analog laser pre-distortion for multiservice radio over fiber system," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 1211-1223 (2003).

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T. S. Cho, K. Kim, "Effect of third-order intermodulation on radio-over-fiber systems by a dual-electrode Mach-Zehnder modulator with ODSB and OSSB signals," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 2052-2058 (2006).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (3)

J. E. Bowers, A. Ramaswamy, L. A. Johnsson, J. Klamkin, M. Sysak, D. Zibar, L. Coldren, M. Rodwell, L. Lembo, R. Yoshimitsu, D. Scott, R. Davis, P. Ly, "Linear coherent receiver based on a broadband and sampling optical phase-locked loop," Proc. IEEE Int. Top. Meeting Microw. Photon. (2007) pp. 225-228.

L. Roselli, V. Borgioni, F. Zepparelli, M. Comez, P. Faccin, A. Casini, "Predistortion circuit design for II and III order simultaneous linearization in multiservice telecommunication apparatuses," IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest (2002) pp. 1711-1714.

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