Performance comparison of optical interference cancellation system architectures

Maddie Lu, Matt Chang, Yanhua Deng, Paul R. Prucnal

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The performance of three optics-based interference cancellation systems are compared and contrasted with each other, and with traditional electronic techniques for interference cancellation. The comparison is based on a set of common performance metrics that we have developed for this purpose. It is shown that thorough evaluation of our optical approaches takes into account the traditional notions of depth of cancellation and dynamic range, along with notions of link loss and uniformity ofcancellation. Our evaluation shows that our use of optical components affords performance that surpasses traditional electronic approaches, and that the optimal choice for an optical interference canceller requires taking into account the performance metrics discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2484-2493
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Apr 10 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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