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A/D conversion of microwave signals using a hybrid optical/electronic technique

[+] Author Affiliations
John A. Bell, Michael C. Hamilton, David A. Leep

Boeing Aerospace & Electronics High Technology Ctr. (USA)

Y.-H. Lee, Henry F. Taylor

Texas A&M Univ. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 1476, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V, 326 (August 1, 1991); doi:10.1117/12.45584
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  • Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V
  • Shi-Kay Yao
  • Orlando, FL | April 01, 1991

abstract

A hybrid optical/electronic A/D conversion technique is described which uses electrooptic sampling and time-demultiplexing together with multiple electronic A/D converters. A system which uses 4 parallel electronic A/D converters and a pulsed diode laser is demonstrated with a sample rate of 2 GHz. For single tone test signals in the range of 10 to 11 GHz, the precision of this system is as high as 2.8 effective bits, limited principally by laser jitter.

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John A. Bell ; Michael C. Hamilton ; David A. Leep ; Y.-H. Lee and Henry F. Taylor
"A/D conversion of microwave signals using a hybrid optical/electronic technique", Proc. SPIE 1476, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V, 326 (August 1, 1991); doi:10.1117/12.45584; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.45584


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