Self-starting optical–electrical–optical homodyne clock recovery for phase-modulated signals


We propose a novel self-homodyne optical–electrical–optical clock recovery technique for binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) signals using commercial optical and electrical components. We present the principle of operation as well as a proof-of-concept experiment for a 10.7 Gb/s BPSK signal clock recovery transmitted over a dispersion-compensated link of 20 km of single-mode fiber. Suppression of pattern-related frequency noise at the output of the recovered clock is shown. The timing jitter of the recovered clock at 10.7 GHz was measured to be ∼450 fs (integration range: 100 Hz–10 MHz).

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Additional Information: © Copyright 2017 | The Optical Society. All Rights Reserved Funding: ESA (4000107786/13/D/MRP); EPSRC EP/L000091/1; and Royal Society (WM120035-TEST).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2017-09-01
Accepted Date: 2017-08-06
Authors: Sooudi, Ehsan
Ellis, Andrew D. ( 0000-0002-0417-0547)
Manning, Robert J.



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