Frequency translation of light waves by propagation around an optical ring circuit containing a frequency shifter: II. Theoretical analysis

Kaoru Shimizu, Tsuneo Horiguchi, Yahei Koyamada

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Abstract

Theoretical aspects of the frequency-translation ring circuit are considered through numerical simulations. We analyze the signal and noise propagation around an optical ring circuit that contains a frequency shifter, an erbium-doped fiber amplifier and a bandpass filter (BPF). The relations between the frequency-translation limit and some important parameters such as the BPF bandwidth and the polarization state are clarified. Numerical results for the frequency-translation limit are compared with reported experiments and a frequency translation of more than 100 GHz is predicted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3209-3219
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Optics
Volume33
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 May 15

Keywords

  • Fiber optic circuit
  • Frequency translation
  • Numerical simulation
  • Optical frequency synthesizer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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