Accession Number : ADA292422

Title :   Linewidth-Insensitive Coherent Analog Optical Links.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 91-Sep 94,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kazovsky, L. G. ; Pan, J. ; Fong, T. K. ; Kalman, R. F. ; Sabido, D. J.

PDF Url : ADA292422

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 245

Abstract : This program has analyzed the performance of four classes of links as quantified by spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR), RF power transfer ratio and noise figure, and compared them to conventional detection links. The four classes analyzed were coherent links, optically amplified links, angle modulated links, and combinations of these. Experimental validation of the analysis was accomplished at 2 GHz and is described. The linewidth-insensitive operation in all cases using both semiconductor laser and solid-state Nd:YAG lasers has been demonstrated. (AN)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *RADIO LINKS, *INTERFEROMETERS, YAG LASERS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, HETERODYNING, OPTICAL DETECTION, VALIDATION, COMPARISON, SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO, SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS, OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, OPTICAL ANALYSIS, ANALOG SYSTEMS, TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS, DYNAMIC RANGE, RADIOFREQUENCY AMPLIFIERS, CONTINUOUS WAVE LASERS, AMPLITUDE MODULATION, RADIOFREQUENCY POWER, HOMODYNE RADIO RECEIVERS.

Subject Categories : Optics
      Telemetry
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE