1 February 1991 Comparison of alternative modulation techniques for microwave optical links
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Proceedings Volume 1371, High-Frequency Analog Fiber Optic Systems; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24901
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
Abstract
Directly- and externally-modulated fiber optic links have been compared in terms of gain, noise, and dynamic range. Data obtained indicate that direct modulation has gain and noise figures relatively insensitive to the optical bias level, provided the increased dynamic range at the higher laser bias level; excess optical noise caused by relaxation oscillation in the semiconductor laser limited the noise figure and dynamic range. For the externally-modulated link, gain and noise figures appeared to significantly depend on the optical input power and RF switching power, but the dynamic range is primarily determined by the optical input power. Photodetector linearity is a significant factor limiting the dynamic range of both of these links, especially at lower microwave frequencies.
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Dumrong Kasemset, Dumrong Kasemset, Edward I. Ackerman, Edward I. Ackerman, Stephen Wanuga, Stephen Wanuga, Peter R. Herczfeld, Peter R. Herczfeld, Afshin S. Daryoush, Afshin S. Daryoush, } "Comparison of alternative modulation techniques for microwave optical links", Proc. SPIE 1371, High-Frequency Analog Fiber Optic Systems, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24901; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24901
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