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Frequency stabilization for multilocation optical FDM networks
Author(s): Quan Jiang; Mohsen Kavehrad
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Paper Abstract

In a multi-location optical FDM network, the frequency of each user's transmitter can be offset-locked, through a Fabry-Perot, to an absolute frequency standard which is distributed to the users. To lock the local Fabry-Perot to the frequency standard, the standard has to be frequency-dithered by a sinusoidal signal and the sinusoidal reference has to be transmitted to the user location since the lock-in amplifier in the stabilization system requires the reference for synchronous detection. We proposed two solutions to avoid transmitting the reference. One uses an extraction circuit to obtain the sinusoidal signal from the incoming signal. A nonlinear circuit following the photodiode produces a strong second-order harmonic of the sinusoidal signal and a phase-locked loop is locked to it. The sinusoidal reference is obtained by a divide- by-2 circuit. The phase ambiguity (0 degree(s) or 180 degree(s)) is resolved by using a selection- circuit and an initial scan. The other method uses a pseudo-random sequence instead of a sinusoidal signal to dither the frequency standard and a surface-acoustic-wave (SAW) matched-filter instead of a lock-in amplifier to obtain the frequency error. The matched-filter serves as a correlator and does not require the dither reference.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1837, Frequency-Stabilized Lasers and Their Applications, (30 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.143679
Show Author Affiliations
Quan Jiang, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Mohsen Kavehrad, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1837:
Frequency-Stabilized Lasers and Their Applications
Y. C. Chung, Editor(s)

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