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Coherent optical receiver system with balanced photodetection
Author(s): Abhay Joshi; Don Becker; Christoph Wree; Dan Mohr
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Paper Abstract

We report the development of a coherent heterodyne balanced fiber optic receiver with a small laboratory footprint. The receiver incorporates a DFB or a solid state laser local oscillator, fiber optic combiner/splitter, adjustable fiber optic delay line, balanced PIN photodiodes, RF post amplifier, optical phase lock loop, polarization control, and precision power supplies in a small instrument case. We will show shot noise limited detection of amplitude modulated signals, cancellation of laser RIN noise, and line narrowing of the IF signal. Several examples of coherent balanced detection as enabling technology for high value applications in fiber optic communication and remote sensing will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2006
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6243, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications II, 62430E (12 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664194
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Abhay Joshi, Discovery Semiconductors, Inc. (United States)
Don Becker, Discovery Semiconductors, Inc. (United States)
Christoph Wree, Discovery Semiconductors, Inc. (United States)
Dan Mohr, Discovery Semiconductors, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6243:
Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications II
Michael J. Hayduk; Andrew R. Pirich; Eric J. Donkor; Peter J. Delfyett, Editor(s)

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