Sensitive 50-Ω Coherent Lightwave Receiver Utilizing a High-Power Local Oscillator

A. H. Gnauck, K. C. Reichmann, T. L. Koch, C. A. Burrus

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Abstract

We describe the performance of a simple 50-Ω balanced receiver suitable for use in multigigabit heterodyne coherent lightwave systems. A high-power, tunable, distributed-Bragg-reflector laser is used as a local oscillator, resulting in a thermal noise penalty of only 2.4 dB. FSK system results at 1 and 4 Gb/s are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-373
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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