Photonic-lantern-based coherent LIDAR system

Ozdur I., Toliver P., Woodward T. K.

OPTICS EXPRESS, vol.23, no.4, pp.5312-5316, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1364/oe.23.005312
  • Journal Name: OPTICS EXPRESS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5312-5316
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: No


In this work, a photonic-lantern-based coherent LIDAR system is experimentally demonstrated and the voltage signal-to-noise ratio improvement is analyzed. A voltage signal-to-noise ratio (SNRV) improvement of 2.8 is demonstrated experimentally for photonic-lantern-based coherent receivers relative to single-mode coherent receivers. The voltage signal-to-noise ratio improvement is obtained when other parameters are kept constant. We have also analyzed the effect of random optical power distribution among the single-mode fibers. We found that the distribution does not significantly impact the SNRV improvement. The mean value of voltage signal-to-noise ratio improvement is found to be similar to 2.4. (C) 2015 Optical Society of America