Characterization of time-resolved laser differential phase using 3D complementary cumulative distribution functions

Walsh, Anthony J., O'Dowd, John A., Bessler, Vivian M., Shi, Kai, Smyth, Frank, Dailey, James M., Kelleher, Bryan, Barry, Liam P. and Ellis, Andrew D. (2012). Characterization of time-resolved laser differential phase using 3D complementary cumulative distribution functions. Optics Letters, 37 (10), pp. 1769-1771.

Abstract

An experimental method for characterizing the time-resolved phase noise of a fast switching tunable laser is discussed. The method experimentally determines a complementary cumulative distribution function of the laser's differential phase as a function of time after a switching event. A time resolved bit error rate of differential quadrature phase shift keying formatted data, calculated using the phase noise measurements, was fitted to an experimental time-resolved bit error rate measurement using a field programmable gate array, finding a good agreement between the time-resolved bit error rates.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001769
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Institute of Photonics
Additional Information: © 2012 Optical Society of America This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001769. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2012-05-15
Authors: Walsh, Anthony J.
O'Dowd, John A.
Bessler, Vivian M.
Shi, Kai
Smyth, Frank
Dailey, James M.
Kelleher, Bryan
Barry, Liam P.
Ellis, Andrew D. ( 0000-0002-0417-0547)

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