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Optical Engineering

Optical vector network analysis based on single-sideband modulation
Author(s): Rubén Hernández; Alayn Loayssa; David Benito
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Paper Abstract

We investigate an optical vector network analysis technique based on optical single-sideband modulation that can provide spectral characterization of optical components in terms of amplitude and phase shift with femtometer wavelength resolution. The fundamentals of the system are analyzed and a mathematical model for the measurement process is derived. Using this model and experimental results, the potential of the technique in terms of frequency resolution is demonstrated. However, it is also found that the measurement accuracy relies on a high suppression of the residual sideband in the optical single-sideband modulation deployed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 43(10) doi: 10.1117/1.1788691
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 43, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Rubén Hernández, Univ. Publica de Navarra (Spain)
Alayn Loayssa, Univ. Publica de Navarra (Spain)
David Benito, Univ. Publica de Navarra (Spain)


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