Suppression of amplitude-to-phase noise conversion in balanced optical-microwave phase detectors
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We demonstrate an amplitude-to-phase (AM-PM) conversion coefficient for a balanced optical-microwave phase detector (BOM-PD) of 0.001 rad, corresponding to AM-PM induced phase noise 60 dB below the single-sideband relative intensity noise of the laser. This enables us to generate 8 GHz microwave signals from a commercial Er-fibre comb with a single-sideband residual phase noise of -131 dBc Hz(-1) at 1 Hz offset frequency and -148 dBc Hz(-1) at 1 kHz offset frequency. (C) 2013 Optical Society of America
Lessing , M , Margolis , H S , Brown , C T A , Gill , P & Marra , G 2013 , ' Suppression of amplitude-to-phase noise conversion in balanced optical-microwave phase detectors ' Optics Express , vol 21 , no. 22 , pp. 27057-27062 . DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.027057
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