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Polarization Mode Noise in Ultra-Low Drift Phase Reference Distribution System over Fiber Network

Shen, Pengbo and Gomes, Nathan J. and Davies, Phil A. and Shillue, William P. and Huggard, Peter G. (2005) Polarization Mode Noise in Ultra-Low Drift Phase Reference Distribution System over Fiber Network. In: 2005 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics. IEEE, pp. 297-300. ISBN 89-950043-3-9. (doi:10.1109/MWP.2005.203598) (KAR id:8943)


The impact of polarization mode noise on the temporal drift of a delivered analogue phase reference signal through an optical fiber network is studied. The relationship between the dispersion of the state of polarization, change of the state of polarization and the maximum temporal drift of the LO signal is established. The resulting temporal drift can be larger than the PMD value of the receiver under certain conditions. It is a significant contributor to the temporal drift in the ultra-low drift phase reference distribution system, especially when motion of the fiber has to be present in the system.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/MWP.2005.203598
Uncontrolled keywords: phase noise; intelligent networks; optical fiber polarization; optical fibers; optical receivers; stability; polarization mode dispersion; optical fiber cables; frequency; signal generators
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Yiqing Liang
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2009 13:26 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:46 UTC
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Shen, Pengbo.

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Gomes, Nathan J..

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