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The Temporal Drift due to Polarization Noise in a Photonic Phase Reference Distributin System

Shen, Pengbo, Gomes, Nathan J., Shilue, William P., Albanna, Sarmad (2008) The Temporal Drift due to Polarization Noise in a Photonic Phase Reference Distributin System. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 26 (15). pp. 2754-2763. ISSN 0733-8724. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2008.927780) (KAR id:16010)

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The temporal drift due to the polarization noise in an ultralow temporal drift photonic phase reference distribution system is analyzed. The temporal drift is shown to be associated with the polarization changes, the differential group delay of the subsequent parts, and, the state of polarization dispersion of the photonic local oscillator signal. Such temporal drift cannot be corrected by line length correction schemes. As an example, polarization changes from a fiber stretcher are presented, discussed, and identified as one of the major contributors to the system temporal drift. A numerical model is developed. The magnitude and statistical distribution (based on random coupling) of the temporal drift excited by the polarization change of the fiber stretcher are investigated. Experimental work demonstrates that reduction in the polarization change successfully reduces the temporal drift, as predicted by the theory and simulation.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/JLT.2008.927780
Projects: The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)
Uncontrolled keywords: Phased array; polarization; phase jitter; frequency synthesizers; optical fiber; polarization mode dispersion; photonic local oscillator; phase reference system; temporal drift
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications > TK5103.59 Optical communications
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2009 09:55 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:39 UTC
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