Suppression of optical spectrum fluctuations by stabilizing fiber loop length in optical comb generator using an optical SSB modulator

Yoshiki Onishi, Norimasa Nagatani, Hiroyuki Toda, Tetsuya Kawanishi

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we investigate the optical power fluctuation of the output in optical comb generator using an optical single sideband (SSB) modulator with a fiber loop. This fluctuation is caused by undesired sidebands of the SSB modulator. We show that the fluctuation can be suppressed by stabilizing the fiber loop length. In experiment, the averaged peak-to-peak power fluctuation of 23 comb outputs was suppressed from 0.86 dB to 0.13 dB.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2015 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2015 - Conference Proceedings
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    ISBN (Print)9781467393683
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 14
    EventInternational Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2015 - Paphos, Cyprus
    Duration: 2015 Oct 262015 Oct 29

    Other

    OtherInternational Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2015
    CountryCyprus
    CityPaphos
    Period15/10/2615/10/29

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    Keywords

    • frequency shifter
    • optical comb generation
    • optical SSB modulation
    • stabilization of a heterodyne interferometer

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Signal Processing
    • Communication
    • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Onishi, Y., Nagatani, N., Toda, H., & Kawanishi, T. (2015). Suppression of optical spectrum fluctuations by stabilizing fiber loop length in optical comb generator using an optical SSB modulator. In 2015 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2015 - Conference Proceedings [7356720] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MWP.2015.7356720