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A/D conversion of microwave signals using a hybrid optical/electronic technique
Author(s): John A. Bell; Michael C. Hamilton; David A. Leep; Y.-H. Lee; Henry Fuller Taylor
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1476, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45584
Show Author Affiliations
John A. Bell, Boeing Aerospace & Electronics High Technology Ctr. (United States)
Michael C. Hamilton, Boeing Aerospace & Electronics High Technology Ctr. (United States)
David A. Leep, Boeing Aerospace & Electronics High Technology Ctr. (United States)
Y.-H. Lee, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Henry Fuller Taylor, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1476:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V
Shi-Kay Yao, Editor(s)

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