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We demonstrate a passive optical network (PON), based on a wavelength-division multiplexing router, with modulators (instead of lasers) at the subscriber terminals. A single, cost-shared, tunable laser is time-division multiplexed to provide bidirectional switched WDM services for N subscribers with independent formats and bit-rates for each. Simultaneous(More)
Transmission through dispersive and nonlinear optical fibers produces distortion in subcarrier intensity-modulated systems. Analytic expressions for second- and third-order distortion are derived using the time-domain form of the field envelope wave equation. The distortion predicted by these expressions agrees well with numerical simulation and reasonably(More)
A Class-AB microwave-photonic link is presented as a means to reduce noise associated with DC-bias. By operating with two complementary, approximately half-wave-rectified, optical sources and generating the difference in a balanced detector, linear modulation with high modulation efficiency is achieved with near zero DC. Using two mode-converter intensity(More)
A class-B optical link is demonstrated as a means to provide high spur-free dynamic-range (110.4 dBmiddotHz<sup>2/3</sup>) with a minimum average received power associated with the optical carrier. The link uses optical frequency modulation, linear fiber-Bragg-grating frequency discriminators, and balanced detection to provide high linearity and maximum(More)
Class-AB techniques are analyzed as a means to minimize the noise associated with the residual carrier in analog optical links. A bound for shot and intensity noise is derived and compared to previously reported measurements. It is found that for an ideal modulator transfer function (Class B), a substantial improvement in shot-noise limited spur-free(More)
We demonstrate a novel approach for detecting microwave-modulated optical signals through velocity-matched optical rectification in second-order optical nonlinear materials. Optical intensity modulation is down-converted to microwave frequency (5-20 GHz) using a traveling-wave GaAs electrooptic modulator as an optical square-law detector. Phase matching(More)
We present a method for improving the performance of a subcarrier multiplexed passive optical network (SCM-PON) in the presence of optical beat interference (OBI). By introducing strong "clipping tones" (optical-modulation depth >1) on each of the lasers their optical spectrum can be broadened, thereby ameliorating the effects of OBI. By carefully selecting(More)
The authors measure the stimulated Brillouin scattering threshold for a CW (continuous wave) laser externally modulated with an AM-VSB (amplitude modulation vestigial sideband) CATV (cable television) signal. The threshold is essentially unchanged from the unmodulated case. For injected powers above the threshold power, substantial degradation of the(More)
A class-B microwave-photonic link using optical frequency modulation (FM) and fiber-Bragg gratings (FBGs) is analyzed and results verified with measurements. Input voltage is converted linearly to FM, and this FM is converted by each FBG to intensity modulation. For small FM index beta, the signal increases as beta<sup>3</sup>, becoming linear in beta with(More)