Accession Number:

AD1040984

Title:

Investigation of Noise in Photonic Links and Components

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Jan 2016,31 Dec 2016

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON United States

Report Date:

2017-10-24

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Sources of excess noise in photonic links and components that originate in the optical domain and manifest as low-frequency noise in the radio-frequency RF domain were studied double Rayleigh scattering-induced relative intensity noise and component-induced phase noise. Techniques to reduce excess noise, such as optimization of link architecture, component biases, and DC photocurrent levels were applied. Fiber-based optoelectronic oscillators were built and characterized, one of which incorporated a method to potentially minimize close-in RF phase noise that entailed using the phase noise impressed on one continuous-wave laser wavelength to cancel that impressed on another.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Optics
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE