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Microwave fiber optic RF/IF link
Author(s): Jing-Jong Pan
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Paper Abstract

High-performance, low-cost microwave microwave RF/IF fiber optic links which are based on a heterodyne laser approach are described. The system combines microwave frequency and intermediate frequency fiber optic links into a single link, which provides certain advantages, including relaxation of the stringent requirement of a laser source, minimization of system noise and nonlinearity, the use of multimode fiber optic cable and connectors, and elimination of down-converter requirement. A 12 GHz link with 70 MHz IF has a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of better than 120 dB/Hz and a 26.5 GHz up-converted link has a SNR of better than 100 dB/Hz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1371, High-Frequency Analog Fiber Optic Systems, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24887
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Jing-Jong Pan, E-Tek Dynamics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1371:
High-Frequency Analog Fiber Optic Systems
Paul Sierak, Editor(s)

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