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Photonic A/Ds employing S-SEED comparators
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Paper Abstract

In this article photonic implementations of two oversampled analog-to-digital converter architectures are discussed. The first, and simplest design is that of pulse-code-modulation. Simulations and an experiment are developed employing a Multiple-Quantum-Well p-i-n diode comparator. Agreement between simulation and experiment is demonstrated and the design is subsequently extended to a higher performance first order unipolar sigma-delta architecture. Results of the signal-to-noise ratio as a function of input amplitude are presented for an oversampling ratio of 100.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5277, Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging, (25 March 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.523253
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Bradley A. Clare, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Kerry A. Corbett, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Kenneth J. Grant, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Angus Massie, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Jesper Munch, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Warren Marwood, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5277:
Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging
Chennupati Jagadish; Kent D. Choquette; Benjamin J. Eggleton; Brett D. Nener; Keith A. Nugent, Editor(s)

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