Fiber based one-way time transfer with enhanced accuracy
Paper in proceedings, 2010

To meet the request for access to accurate and reliable time, several time and frequency transfer methods using optical fibers have been developed or are under development. These fiber based techniques will overcome the issues of vulnerability in radio- and satellite solutions; however, they all rely on two-way transmission when variations in transfer time must be compensated for. As an alternative, a one-way transmission over fiber optic WDM-network has been proposed, with estimation of variation in transfer time based on detection of transfer time difference between two co-propagating lightwaves at different wavelengths. The technique was presented previously when the two wavelengths were far apart. Here we present results from an experiment where both wavelengths are within the optical C-band, i.e. within the gain bandwidth of Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers. Thereby it is proven that the technique is usable to a larger extent than previously demonstrated.

Author

Sven-Christian Ebenhag

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Per Olof E Hedekvist

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Jan Johansson

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Space Geodesy and Geodynamics

24th European Frequency and Time Forum, EFTF 2010; Noordwijk; Netherlands; 13 April 2010 through 16 April 2010

6533648

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Control Engineering

DOI

10.1109/EFTF.2010.6533648

ISBN

978-146735970-2

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10/7/2017