Distribution of high-stability 10 GHz local oscillator over 100 km optical fiber with accurate phase-correction system.

Abstract

We have developed a radio-frequency local oscillator remote distribution system, which transfers a phase-stabilized 10.03 GHz signal over 100 km optical fiber. The phase noise of the remote signal caused by temperature and mechanical stress variations on the fiber is compensated by a high-precision phase-correction system, which is achieved using a single sideband modulator to transfer the phase correction from intermediate frequency to radio frequency, thus enabling accurate phase control of the 10 GHz signal. The residual phase noise of the remote 10.03 GHz signal is measured to be -70  dBc/Hz at 1 Hz offset, and long-term stability of less than 1×10⁻¹⁶ at 10,000 s averaging time is achieved. Phase error is less than ±0.03π.

DOI: 10.1364/OL.39.000888

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@article{Wang2014DistributionOH, title={Distribution of high-stability 10 GHz local oscillator over 100 km optical fiber with accurate phase-correction system.}, author={Siwei Wang and Dongning Sun and Yi Dong and Weilin Xie and Hongxiao Shi and Lilin Yi and Weisheng Hu}, journal={Optics letters}, year={2014}, volume={39 4}, pages={888-91} }