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Novel approach to optical frequency synthesis in coherent lightwave systems
Author(s): P. Nalinaj Fernando; M. Fake; Alwyn J. Seeds
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposes and analyses a novel technique to generate a set of optical carriers from an optical reference comb of frequencies. This is achieved by using an optical phase or frequency locked loop as an optical frequency synthesiser. Theoretical models and practical results are presented. The implementation of such a technique is described in the context of an VFDM photonic MAN currently under development. The paper concludes with the merits of both loop designs being considered and contrasted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1372, Coherent Lightwave Communications: Fifth in a Series, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24917
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P. Nalinaj Fernando, GEC/Hirst Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)
M. Fake, GEC/Hirst Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Alwyn J. Seeds, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1372:
Coherent Lightwave Communications: Fifth in a Series
Harish R. Sunak; Roger C. Steele, Editor(s)

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