8 November 2001 Single-sideband suppressed-carrier rf processing
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Proceedings Volume 4534, Optoelectronic and Wireless Data Management, Processing, Storage, and Retrieval; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.448013
Event: ITCom 2001: International Symposium on the Convergence of IT and Communications, 2001, Denver, CO, United States
We present a simple scheme for implementation of optical single sideband suppressed carrier (OSSB-SC) modulation based on the use of standard MZM and passive fiber optic components. The function of the proposed modulator is also theoretically predicted. A Sagnac interferometer structure is used for sideband suppression. The light propagating in one direction is orthogonally linearly polarized to the oppositely propagating light. The orthogonal polarization is implemented by a non-reciprocal optical element. The optical carrier is attenuated by appropriately setting the Mach-Zender Modulator (MZM) at quadrature bias point. We will experimentally demonstrate sideband suppression and carrier attenuation up to 28 dB by using all commercially available components.
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Sergio Granieri, Sergio Granieri, Azad Siahmakoun, Azad Siahmakoun, Steven Hughes, Steven Hughes, Bruce A. Black, Bruce A. Black, Jeffrey A. Chestnut, Jeffrey A. Chestnut, Dean Thelen, Dean Thelen, } "Single-sideband suppressed-carrier rf processing", Proc. SPIE 4534, Optoelectronic and Wireless Data Management, Processing, Storage, and Retrieval, (8 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448013; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.448013

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