Lasers, Fiber Optics, and Communications

Scheme for generating high-quality optical multicarrier for quantum key distribution wavelength division-multiplexing passive optical network

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Min Zhu

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, No. 10 Xitucheng Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100876, China

Dawei Li

Anhui Qasky Quantum Science and Technology Co. Ltd., Center for Quantum Information, Public Center for Innovation, Hi-Tech Zone, Wuhu 241002, China

Opt. Eng. 54(10), 106106 (Oct 14, 2015). doi:10.1117/1.OE.54.10.106106
History: Received June 30, 2015; Accepted September 21, 2015
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Abstract.  We proposed and analyzed a scheme of generating an optical multicarrier using a linear optical modulator–based hybrid interferometer modulator and a dual parallel Mach–Zehnder modulator. Fifteen-tone comb lines within 0.5-dB spectral power variation are obtained; the side-mode suppression ratio is about 35 dB; and the system is tolerant to radio-frequency phase differences. Some analysis on the noise characteristics and the impact of parameter drifting is also made. These features indicate that the proposed multicarrier generator is a good multiwavelength source for quantum key distribution wavelength division-multiplexing passive optical networks.

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Min Zhu and Dawei Li
"Scheme for generating high-quality optical multicarrier for quantum key distribution wavelength division-multiplexing passive optical network", Opt. Eng. 54(10), 106106 (Oct 14, 2015). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.54.10.106106


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