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Optical Engineering

Optical sampling using wideband electro-optic modulators
Author(s): Marc Nikles; Luc Thevenaz; Philippe A. Robert; Jean Pierre von der Weid
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Paper Abstract

A simple system for optical and microwave signals analysis based on the optical sampling technique is presented. It is novel in requiring only low-frequency detection and electronic components. This is made possible by the use of a commercially available L1NbO3 intensity modulator for processing the light wave. The ultimate performance of the system is discussed, and comparisons with standard detection systems are also made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(7) doi: 10.1117/12.204801
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Marc Nikles, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Luc Thevenaz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Philippe A. Robert, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (Switzerland)
Jean Pierre von der Weid, Pontificia Univ. Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)


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