A novel linearization technique of distributed-feed-back laser diode in analog optical transmitter for radio-over-fiber (RoF) link was proposed. The proposed scheme was based on a light-injection technique using cross-gain modulation effect. According to the proposed idea, a linearized RoF transmitter module was implemented and evaluated. The enhanced performance of carrier-to-noise ratio and spurious-free dynamic range were experimentally demonstrated in a wide range of radio-frequency (RF) applications. The experimental results show that the proposed scheme can be applicable for broadband RF optical transmission applications.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Manuscript received January 26, 2006; revised April 13, 2006. This work was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation in the Ministry of Science and Technology under Grant R01-2005-000-10176-0. The authors are with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Korea (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/LPT.2006.878161
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering