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Optical Engineering

Optical up-converted single-sideband generation using intensity modulators and fiber gratings
Author(s): Jingjing Hu; Yiying Gu; Xiuyou Han; Shu Hu; Nuannuan Shi; Mingshan Zhao
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Paper Abstract

A novel method is proposed for optical up-converted single-sideband (OSSB) signal generation in radio over fiber links, which can realize optical carrier reuse synchronously. The OSSB signal is generated in order to overcome the fiber dispersion problem by using two intensity modulators in combination with fiber gratings. With this up-conversion technique, a 25 GHz OSSB radio frequency signal is generated by mixing an intermediate frequency signal (5 GHz) and low frequency local oscillator signal (10 GHz). The signal is transmitted over 25 km standard single-mode fiber successfully. And the received signal error vector magnitude is 5.8% root mean square, with eye diagram widely open.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2013
PDF: -4 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(2) 025008 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.2.025008
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 2
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Jingjing Hu, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Yiying Gu, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Xiuyou Han, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Shu Hu, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Nuannuan Shi, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Mingshan Zhao, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)


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