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Ka-to-l-band frequency down-conversion using a micro-photonic III-V-on-silicon mode-locked laser and Mach-Zehnder modulator
Author(s): K. Van Gasse; Z. Wang; S. Uvin; B. De Deckere; J. Mariën; L. Thomassen; G. Roelkens

Paper Abstract

RF frequency down-conversion is of key importance in communication satellites. While the available high-end microwave electronic mixers and circuitry are bulky, heavy, expensive and sensitive to electromagnetic interference (EMI), microwave photonics emerges to be a promising and low-cost alternative.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10562, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016, 105621Z (25 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2296159
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K. Van Gasse, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
Z. Wang, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
S. Uvin, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
B. De Deckere, Antwerp Space (Belgium)
J. Mariën, Antwerp Space (Belgium)
L. Thomassen, Antwerp Space (Belgium)
G. Roelkens, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10562:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016
Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas; Zoran Sodnik, Editor(s)

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