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Highly linear photoreceiver design for application to ultrahigh-bandwidth photonic A/D converters
Author(s): Daniel Ralston; Andre Metzger; Yimin Kang; Peter M. Asbeck; Paul K. L. Yu
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Paper Abstract

Analog-to-digital converters operating at unprecedented speeds and resolutions are presently under development using a combination of photonics and electronics techniques. These systems impose stringent performance constraints on the photoreceivers used for photonic - electronic conversion, particularly in regard to linearity and noise. Photodetectors must accommodate optical pulses with very high input powers iwthout saturation, and the pulse input energy must be accurately determined. This paper presents design considerations and simulations of photodetectors and associated preamplifiers to meet these goals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4112, Radio Frequency Photonic Devices and Systems, (7 September 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.399389
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel Ralston, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Andre Metzger, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Yimin Kang, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Peter M. Asbeck, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Paul K. L. Yu, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4112:
Radio Frequency Photonic Devices and Systems
Andrew R. Pirich; Anastasios P. Goutzoulis; Paul L. Repak, Editor(s)

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