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Coherent Analog Fiber Optic Links
Author(s): B T Debney; J Metcalfe; B U Chen; K V Vaidyanathan
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Paper Abstract

We describe the analysis of the performance of coherent fiber optic links used to carry analog information. Optical AM, FM, and PM coherent systems are considered and compared with the direct detection link implementation using AM. We report for the first time results on the analysis of the effects of laser phase noise on AM, PM and FM analog coherent system performance and indicate the potentially highly stringent laser linewidth require-ments for such systems. The theoretical limits of performance and that practically achievable using realisable components is analysed and assessed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0995, High Frequency Analog Communications, (17 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960150
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B T Debney, Plessey Research Caswell Limited (England)
J Metcalfe, Plessey Research Caswell Limited (England)
B U Chen, P.C.0. Inc. (United States)
K V Vaidyanathan, P.C.O. Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0995:
High Frequency Analog Communications
Paul Sierak, Editor(s)

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