Two-Color One-Way Frequency Transfer in a Metropolitan Optical Fiber Data Network
Journal article, 2013

Two-color one-way frequency transfer through one strand of optical fiber is an alternative method to two-way frequency transfer, and is useful if unknown asymmetries exist in the link due to different paths for each direction. The term “two-color” refers to the ability to send signals at two different wavelengths utilizing the same fiber in one direction. The method is suitable for implementation in existing urban Single Mode Fiber networks, for instance in networks that are utilized for data and television communication. It is therefore able to coexist with data channels in wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) systems. It performs as a dynamical control of transit time and simultaneously enables a real-time phase stabilized output signal. This paper presents results from a comparison of two cesium beam frequency standards separated by about 3 km over an optical fiber network located in a metropolitan area in Sweden. The cesium standards were simultaneously compared to each other with a Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite link and over optical fibers, so that the optical fiber technique could be evaluated with respect to the GPS technique. The difference in frequency stability between the two methods is shown to be about 3 × 10-15 over an averaging interval of 10 000 s

Author

Sven-Christian Ebenhag

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Per Olof E Hedekvist

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

R. T. Kenneth Jaldehag

NCSLI International Measure

1931-5775 (ISSN)

Vol. 8 2 10-

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

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10/7/2017