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Wide-band analog frequency modulation of optic signals using indirect techniques
Author(s): Daniel J. Fitzmartin; Edmund J. Balboni; Robert G. Gels
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Paper Abstract

The wideband frequency modulation (FM) of an optical carrier by a radio frequency (RF) or microwave signal can be accomplished independent of laser type when indirect modulation is employed. Indirect modulators exploit the integral relation of phase to frequency so that phase modulators can be used to impress frequency modulation on an optical carrier. The use of integrated optics phase modulators, which are highly linear, enables the generation of optical wideband FM signals with very low intermodulation distortion. This modulator can be used as part of an optical wideband FM link for RF and microwave signals. Experimental results from the test of an indirect frequency modulator for an optical carrier are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1371, High-Frequency Analog Fiber Optic Systems, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24885
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel J. Fitzmartin, Charles Stark Draper Lab. (United States)
Edmund J. Balboni, Charles Stark Draper Lab. (United States)
Robert G. Gels, Charles Stark Draper Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1371:
High-Frequency Analog Fiber Optic Systems
Paul Sierak, Editor(s)

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