We consider optical amplifier noise in self-heterodyne optical mm-wave links, and propose that 0 dB noise figure can be achieved. We experimentally demonstrate 2.5 dB noise figure reduction for an Er-doped fibre amplifier (EDFA) using a tailored optical filter.
|Title of host publication||International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics. Technical Digest (including High Speed Photonics Components Workshop) (Cat. No.98EX181)|
|Subtitle of host publication||Technical Digest (including High Speed Photonics Components Workshop) (Cat. No.98EX181)|
|Number of pages||4|
|ISBN (Print)||0780349369, 0780349369|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|