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Ultrahigh-Resolution Optical Vector Analyzers

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Department of Radiophotonics and Microwave Technologies, Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev-KAI, 10, Karl Marx st., 420111 Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia
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Department of Nanotechnology and Microsystems Engineering, Perm State University, 15 Bukireva st., 614990 Perm, Russia
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Photonics 2020, 7(1), 14; https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics7010014
Received: 11 December 2019 / Revised: 15 January 2020 / Accepted: 18 January 2020 / Published: 20 January 2020
The optical vector analyzer is a device used to measure the magnitude, phase responses, and other parameters of optical devices. There have been increasingly higher demands placed on optical vector analyzers during the development of optical technologies, which are satisfied by the creation of new devices and their operating principles. For further development in this area, it is necessary to generalize the experience gained during the development of optical vector analyzers. Thus, in this report, we provide an overview of all the basic types of approaches used for the realization of optical vector analyzers, including the advanced ones with the best performances. The principles of their working, as well as their associated advantages, disadvantages, and existing solutions to the identified problems, are examined in detail. The presented approaches could be of value and interest to those working in the field of laser dynamics and optical devices, as we propose one use of the optical vector analyzer as being the characterization of Fano resonance structures. View Full-Text
Keywords: optical vector analyzer (OVA); device under test (DUT); optical single-sideband modulation (OSSB); optical double-sideband modulation (ODSB); Mach–Zehnder modulator (MZM) optical vector analyzer (OVA); device under test (DUT); optical single-sideband modulation (OSSB); optical double-sideband modulation (ODSB); Mach–Zehnder modulator (MZM)
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Morozov, O.; Nureev, I.; Sakhabutdinov, A.; Kuznetsov, A.; Morozov, G.; Il’in, G.; Papazyan, S.; Ivanov, A.; Ponomarev, R. Ultrahigh-Resolution Optical Vector Analyzers. Photonics 2020, 7, 14. https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics7010014

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Morozov O, Nureev I, Sakhabutdinov A, Kuznetsov A, Morozov G, Il’in G, Papazyan S, Ivanov A, Ponomarev R. Ultrahigh-Resolution Optical Vector Analyzers. Photonics. 2020; 7(1):14. https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics7010014

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Morozov, Oleg; Nureev, Ilnur; Sakhabutdinov, Airat; Kuznetsov, Artem; Morozov, Gennady; Il’in, German; Papazyan, Samvel; Ivanov, Alexander; Ponomarev, Roman. 2020. "Ultrahigh-Resolution Optical Vector Analyzers" Photonics 7, no. 1: 14. https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics7010014

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