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A balanced optical heterodyne detection for local-oscillator excess-noise suppression
Author(s): Jie Yang; Zhaohui Hu; Yuchi Zhang
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Paper Abstract

A semiclassical approach is used to calculate the principle for heterodyne detection utilizing two optical detectors. These calculations show that excess-noise in the local-oscillator can be canceled and the balanced-detector optical heterodyne detection requires less local oscillator power compared with the traditional single-detector optical heterodyne detection. An experimental demonstration of excess-noise cancellation is reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8552, Semiconductor Lasers and Applications V, 85520X (29 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.999960
Show Author Affiliations
Jie Yang, BeiHang Univ. (China)
Zhaohui Hu, BeiHang Univ. (China)
Yuchi Zhang, BeiHang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8552:
Semiconductor Lasers and Applications V
Ning Hua Zhu; Jinmin Li; Frank H. Peters; Changyuan Yu, Editor(s)

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