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10 GSPS 10-bit optical analog-to-digital converter
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Paper Abstract

A unique optical A/D converter topology takes advantage of high-speed optical components while generating signal samples in the electrical domain. The topology uses optical clocks and photo-diode switches to sample the electrical input. The electrical samples are demultiplexed using the same optical components and quantized via a sampling card. The sampling rate is increased to 10 GSPS using a flash architecture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4732, Photonic and Quantum Technologies for Aerospace Applications IV, (1 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.477437
Show Author Affiliations
Eric Donkor, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
J. J. Green, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Michael J. Hayduk, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Rebecca Jane Bussjager, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4732:
Photonic and Quantum Technologies for Aerospace Applications IV
Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Eric Donkor; Michael J. Hayduk; Andrew R. Pirich; Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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