A robust and dither-free technique for controlling driver signal amplitude for stable and arbitrary optical phase modulation

Yanfu Yang, Chao Lu, Pak Tao Lau, Yong Yao, Yunxu Sun, Jun Jun Xiao, Hwa Yaw Tam, Ping Kong Alexander Wai

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Abstract

We propose a robust and dither-free technique using a delay line interferometer, a balanced detector and simple signal processing to adjust the amplitude of the driver signal of an optical phase modulator automatically for stabilizing the modulated phase of an optical carrier at any arbitrary value. The technique is analytically shown to be robust against practical device imperfections. A stable 45 degrees phase shift with deviation less than ± 0.8 degrees is experimentally demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26353-26358
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume19
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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