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Zazzi, Andrea;Müller, Juliana;Gudyriev, Sergiy;Marin-Palomo, Pablo;Fang, Dengyang;Scheytt, Christoph;Koos, Christian ;Witzens, Jeremy:

Fundamental limitations of spectrally-sliced optically enabled data converters arising from MLL timing jitter.

Opt. Express 28, June 2020

Abstract

The effect of phase noise introduced by optical sources in spectrally-sliced optically enabled DACs and ADCs is modeled and analyzed in detail. In both data converter architectures, a mode-locked laser is assumed to provide an optical comb whose lines are used to either synthesize or analyze individual spectral slices. While the optical phase noise of the central MLL line as well as of other optical carriers used in the analyzed system architectures have a minor impact on the system performance, the RF phase noise of the MLL fundamentally limits it. In particular, the corresponding jitter of the MLL pulse train is transferred almost one-to-one to the system-level timing jitter of the data converters. While MLL phase noise can in principle be tracked and removed by electronic signal processing, this results in electric oscillator phase noise replacing the MLL jitter and is not conducive in systems leveraging the ultra-low jitter of low-noise mode-locked lasers. Precise analytical models are derived and validated by detailed numerical simulations.

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https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.382832

Bibtex

@article{hniid=10063,
author = {Zazzi, Andrea and M{\"u}ller, Juliana and Gudyriev, Sergiy and Marin-Palomo, Pablo and Fang, Dengyang and Scheytt, Christoph and Koos, Christian and Witzens, Jeremy},
title = {Fundamental limitations of spectrally-sliced optically enabled data converters arising from MLL timing jitter},
journal = {Opt. Express},
volume = {28},
month = jun,
year = {2020},
}

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