Characterization of time-resolved laser differential phase using 3D complementary cumulative distribution functions

Anthony J. Walsh, John A. O'Dowd, Vivian M. Bessler, Kai Shi, Frank Smyth, James M. Dailey, Bryan Kelleher, Liam P. Barry, Andrew D. Ellis

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An experimental method for characterizing the time-resolved phase noise of a fast switching tunable laser is discussed. The method experimentally determines a complementary cumulative distribution function of the laser's differential phase as a function of time after a switching event. A time resolved bit error rate of differential quadrature phase shift keying formatted data, calculated using the phase noise measurements, was fitted to an experimental time-resolved bit error rate measurement using a field programmable gate array, finding a good agreement between the time-resolved bit error rates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1769-1771
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume37
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2012

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© 2012 Optical Society of America
This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001769. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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Walsh, Anthony J. ; O'Dowd, John A. ; Bessler, Vivian M. ; Shi, Kai ; Smyth, Frank ; Dailey, James M. ; Kelleher, Bryan ; Barry, Liam P. ; Ellis, Andrew D. / Characterization of time-resolved laser differential phase using 3D complementary cumulative distribution functions. In: Optics Letters. 2012 ; Vol. 37, No. 10. pp. 1769-1771.
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Walsh, AJ, O'Dowd, JA, Bessler, VM, Shi, K, Smyth, F, Dailey, JM, Kelleher, B, Barry, LP & Ellis, AD 2012, 'Characterization of time-resolved laser differential phase using 3D complementary cumulative distribution functions', Optics Letters, vol. 37, no. 10, pp. 1769-1771. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001769

Characterization of time-resolved laser differential phase using 3D complementary cumulative distribution functions. / Walsh, Anthony J.; O'Dowd, John A.; Bessler, Vivian M.; Shi, Kai; Smyth, Frank; Dailey, James M.; Kelleher, Bryan; Barry, Liam P.; Ellis, Andrew D.

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