Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 467–478

Characteristics of the Phase Noise Correlation of Injection Locked Lasers for RF Signal Generation and Transmission

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11082-006-0043-4

Cite this article as:
Kéfélian, F., Gabet, R. & Gallion, P. Opt Quant Electron (2006) 38: 467. doi:10.1007/s11082-006-0043-4

Abstract

Theoretical and experimental results on phase noise characteristics of an optical radio-frequency generation and transmission system using heterodyne photo-detection and side band injection locking is reported. Optical phase noise correlation of the lasers is achieved by noise transfer from a modulated master laser. Our investigation takes into account phase noise enhancement in optical comb generation, injection dynamic, path delay, and fiber dispersion. Theoretical expressions are derived from an adiabatic approximation and compared with experimental measures.

Keywords

injection lockingoptical correlationphase noiseradio-over-fiber

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (GET / Télécom Paris and CNRS UMR 5141 LTCI)Paris cedex 13France