A novel modulation scheme for noise reduction in analog fiber optic links

D.A.I. Marpaung, C.G.H. Roeloffzen, Wim van Etten

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    A novel noise reduction scheme called Balanced Modulation and Detection (BMD) is proposed. In this scheme, the modulating RF signal is half-wave rectified in the optical domain, eliminating the DC optical power resulting from pre-biasing of the optical source. A link model employing this scheme has been developed and key parameters describing link performance have been calculated. A comparison with an externally-modulated link called the class-AB (CAB) photonic link is carried out. Improvement in link SNR and dynamic range up to 8.7 dB and 18 dB, respectively, are obtained.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the URSI Benelux Meeting 2006
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2006
    EventURSI Benelux Meeting 2006 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 12 May 200612 May 2006


    ConferenceURSI Benelux Meeting 2006


    • METIS-248429
    • IR-62900
    • EWI-3679

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