Optical Links for Ultra Low Phase Noise Microwave Oscillators Measurement

Bertrand Onillon, St├ęphanie Constant, Olivier Llopis

Abstract: In this paper, optical links for the transmission of a signal at X- or Ku-band have been studied. Their gain and noise properties have been calculated and measured using a Mach-Zehnder Modulator (MZM) biased for linear modulation or for carrier suppression. Then an original microwave phase noise measurement bench, which uses an optical link as a delay line, is evaluated.
Published in: Proceedings of the 37th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting
August 29 - 31, 2005
Vancouver, Canada
Pages: 545 - 550
Cite this article: Onillon, Bertrand, Constant, St├ęphanie, Llopis, Olivier, "Optical Links for Ultra Low Phase Noise Microwave Oscillators Measurement," Proceedings of the 37th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, August 2005, pp. 545-550.
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