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Wavelength-based analog-to-digital conversion
Author(s): Henry Zmuda; Michael J. Hayduk; Rebecca Jane Bussjager; Edward N. Toughlian
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Paper Abstract

This paper provides a comprehensive understanding of a tunable wavelength-based photonic high-speed analog-to- digital converter (ADC) approach and its anticipated performance. Analytic models, experimental data, and simulation results will provide the fundamental limits on the expected conversion speed and bit resolution. A thorough in situ study of the photonic signal conversion system under simulated space radiation conditions is required to precisely determine its performance in either a natural or man-made space environment. Although this study has not yet been performed on the entire system, preliminary performance predictions will be made based on previously published studies on the individual components within the system. The photonic components of particular interest that will be discussed in the context of radiation hardness includes the edge emitting laser diode with a MQW tuning element, the processor filters, the delay equalizers and the photodetectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4547, Photonics for Space and Radiation Environments II, (28 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454385
Show Author Affiliations
Henry Zmuda, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Michael J. Hayduk, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Rebecca Jane Bussjager, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Edward N. Toughlian, JDS Uniphase Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4547:
Photonics for Space and Radiation Environments II
Francis Berghmans; Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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