A Comparative Test of Brillouin Amplification and Erbium Doped Fiber Amplification for Generation of a 40 GHz Millimeter Wave Signal with Low Phase Noise Properties

TitleA Comparative Test of Brillouin Amplification and Erbium Doped Fiber Amplification for Generation of a 40 GHz Millimeter Wave Signal with Low Phase Noise Properties
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsJunker, M, Ammann, MJ, Schwarzbacher, ATh., Schneider, Th., Lauterbach, K-U
Journal TitleIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume54
Issue4
Pagination1576-1581
Journal Date06/2006
Abstract

Measurements of phase noise of a 40-GHz carrier signal are presented. The carrier is generated by the amplification of harmonics due to stimulated Brillouin scattering. An analogy to a generation of millimeter waves by an erbium-doped fiber instead of the Brillouin amplifier is investigated and discussed. In our setup, both show a comparable behavior in respect to their noise characteristics.

URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?tp=&arnumber=1618578
DOI10.1109/TMTT.2006.871321
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