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Phase noise measurement of phase modulation microwave photonic links
Author(s): Quanyi Ye; Zhengyu Chen; Zhiguo Xu; Yingjie Gao
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Paper Abstract

Microwave photonic links (MPLs) can provide many advantages over traditional coaxial and waveguide solutions due to its low loss, small size, lightweight, large bandwidth, superior stability and immunity to external interference. It has been considered in various applications such as: the transmission of radio frequency (RF) signal over optical carriers, video television transmission, radar and communication systems. Stability of phase of the microwave photonic links is a critical issue in several realistic applications. The delay line technique for phase noise measurement of phase modulation microwave photonic links is measured for the first time. Using this approach, the input signal noise and power supply noise can be effectively cancelled, and it does not require phase locking. The phase noise of a microwave photonic links with a 10 GHz sinusoidal signal is experimentally demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9679, AOPC 2015: Optical Fiber Sensors and Applications, 967905 (8 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2197555
Show Author Affiliations
Quanyi Ye, Jinling Institute of Technology (China)
Zhengyu Chen, Jinling Institute of Technology (China)
Zhiguo Xu, Jinling Institute of Technology (China)
Yingjie Gao, Jinling Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9679:
AOPC 2015: Optical Fiber Sensors and Applications
Yanbiao Liao; Weixu Zhang; Desheng Jiang; Wei Wang; Gilberto Brambilla, Editor(s)

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