Author: Jablonski, S.     [Jabłoński, S.]
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WEPPD049 Characterization of the Engineered Photodiode-based Fiber Link Stabilization Scheme for Optical Synchronization Systems 2627
  • T. Lamb, M.K. Bock, M. Felber, F. Ludwig, H. Schlarb, S. Schulz
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • S. Jabłoński
    Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Electronic Systems, Warsaw, Poland
  Pulsed optical synchronization systems are used in modern FELs like FLASH and will be used in the upcoming European XFEL. Their purpose is to distribute synchronization signals with femtosecond stability throughout the machine. Optical fibers are used to transport the pulses carrying the timing information to their end-stations. These fibers have to be continuously delay stabilized in order to achieve the desired precision. In this paper, a photodiode-based detector to measure the drifts of the fiber delay and allows their active correction is presented. Promising results from a first prototype setup of a photodiode-stabilized optical fiber link were the starting point for an engineering of this concept. An enclosure with free-space optics, fiber optics and integrated electronics for the detector, operating at 9.75 GHz, was designed. This unit includes all required parts to stabilize four fiber links. It allows to investigate the temperature sensitivity of the detector. Furthermore, results from drift measurements carried out with a two channel engineered detector are presented in this paper.