A Frequency Calibration Method for Multilocation Optical FDM Networks

Quan Jiang, Mohsen Kavehrad

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    A simple laser frequency calibration method is proposed for optical frequency-division-multiplexing communications networks where users are at remote locations. We calibrate the frequency of a transmitter laser by tuning it to a resonant peak of a Fabey-Perot etalon and determining the mode number of the resonant peak. We use a distributed frequency reference and a local Fabry-Perot etalon whose cavity length is slightly changed during the measurement. This method provides a high measurement accuracy with a cavity length change of less than 5%.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1253-1256
    Number of pages4
    JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
    Issue number10
    StatePublished - Oct 1993

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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