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Analogue video transmission using Optical Frequency Modulation with Heterodyne Detection
Author(s): David J. T. Heatley; Roy A. Lobbett; William A. Stallard; Alan R. Beaumont; David J Hunkin.
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Paper Abstract

The design and receiver sensitivity of a novel heterodyne detection system is examined for the transmission at baseband of a single analogue colour video signal. By using optical frequency modulation a receiver sensitivity of -70.3dBm is achieved after transmission over 30km of cabled monomode fibre at a wavelength of 1.523μm. This is 21.1dB better than direct detection using the same photodetector, and is within 1.6dB of shot noise limited detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1986
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0585, Fiber Optic Broadband Networks, (6 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966528
Show Author Affiliations
David J. T. Heatley, British Telecom Research Laboratories (England)
Roy A. Lobbett, British Telecom Research Laboratories (England)
William A. Stallard, British Telecom Research Laboratories (England)
Alan R. Beaumont, British Telecom Research Laboratories (England)
David J Hunkin., British Telecom Research Laboratories (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0585:
Fiber Optic Broadband Networks
Robert Boirat, Editor(s)

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