Characterization of a Balanced Modulation and Detection Analog Optical Link

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

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    The characterization of a Balanced Modulation and Detection analog optical link is presented. The link consists of a pair of low-biased DFB lasers modulated in a push-pull manner and a balanced photodetector. The measured link noise shows an enhancement of 15 dB around the laser threshold and large intermodulation distortion is observed due to imperfections in the half-wave rectification process. The link noise and distortion can be suppressed up to 10 and 30 dB, respectively, if the RF signal is externally half-wave rectified prior to the optical modulation.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication12th Annual Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux
    Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
    PublisherIEEE CFN
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-2-9600753-0-4
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2007
    Event12th Annual Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2007 - Brussels, Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
    Duration: 17 Dec 200718 Dec 2007

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    Conference12th Annual Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2007
    Other17-18 Dec 2007


    • EWI-11947
    • METIS-246032
    • IR-64634

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