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Radiation effects in rf photonic components for space-based applications
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the development of compact, polarization insensitive mode-locked erbium-doped fiber lasers producing picosecond pulses for use as optical sampling sources in photonic analog to digital converters (ADCs). High-sampling rate and high resolution ADCs are required to convert the `naturally occurring' received analog signals to digital signals suitable for on-board data processing. The laser was constructed in a linear cavity, Fabry-Perot configuration with the saturable absorber at one end of the cavity and a chirped fiber Bragg grating at the other end. Theoretical modeling of the pulse formation within the laser cavity is presented and is in close agreement with the experimental data. The influence of radiation effects on erbium-doped fiber and fiber Bragg gratings is also investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3872, Photonics for Space and Radiation Environments, (7 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373275
Show Author Affiliations
Michael J. Hayduk, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Norman P. Bernstein, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Joseph W. Haus, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Edward W. Taylor, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3872:
Photonics for Space and Radiation Environments
Edward W. Taylor; Francis Berghmans, Editor(s)

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