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Demonstration of a 40 Gigasample/s Real-time Photonic Analog-to-digital Converter

Johan Stigwall (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Fotonik) ; Sheila Galt (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Fotonik)
International topical meeting on Microwave Photonics, Seoul, Oct 12-14 p. 77-79. (2005)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

Abstract A novel interferometric scheme for photonic analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) is experimentally demonstrated at a real-time sample rate of 40 gigasamples/s. The input signal in the experiment was a 1.25 GHz sinusoidal tone and the resolution 21 digital levels with an effective number of bits (ENOB) of 3.6. The major benefits of this scheme are that only one standard phase modulator is required and that the phase swing does not have to be larger than +-PI to reach the full digital value space.

Nyckelord: analog-digital conversion, electro-optical modulation, photonic A-D converter, photonic sampling, optical interferometry, phase-modulation

IEEE Catalog Number: 05EX1165

Denna post skapades 2006-08-29.
CPL Pubid: 11733