Time Division Multiplexing of Interferometric Sensors at 1300nm Using a Litium Niobate Amplitude/Phase Modulator

  • C. McGarrity
  • D. A. Jackson

Abstract

A network of interferometric sensors for sensing discrete frequency components is processed using an integrated-optic amplitude and phase modulator to create both a phase carrier and the pulses for multiplexing using time division. A sampling technique employing computer control is used to account for optical cross-talk in time division processing due to the poor extinction ratio of the integrated optic device. A very high frequency phase carrier is also demonstrated using the same device.

Keywords

Phase Noise Phase Carrier Optical Fiber Sensor Noise Floor Linear Frequency Modulation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. McGarrity
    • 1
  • D. A. Jackson
    • 1
  1. 1.Applied Optics GroupUniversity of KentCanterburyUK

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