A fibre optic serrodyne frequency translator based on a piezoelectrically-strained fibre phase shifter

A fibre optic serrodyne frequency translator based on a piezoelectrically-strained fibre phase shifter

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An optical-fibre frequency shifter is described that is based upon the serrodyne technique and uses a simple piezoelectrically strained fibre as the phase shifting element. Acoustic damping and electronic feedback techniques for improving the response of the phase shifter are reported.


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