A novel method to reduce optical beat noise, (OBN) which is critical in subcarrier multiplexed-based optical access link is suggested. The chirped optical signal was generated by using dual current modulation through master and slave lasers. The sidelobes of the slave laser decreased up to - 90 dBm close to the noise floor. The OBN was reduced by 20 dB because of the spectral broadening of the slave laser resulted from the increased chirp.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering