Analysis of the effect of jitter and non-idealities on photonic digital-to-analog converters based on Nyquist pulses
We present a jitter and ENOB analysis for a photonic based digital-to-analog converter (DAC) which is based on time-domain interleaving and Nyquist pulse synthesis. An investigation about the effects of the non-idealities of the generated pulses on the maximum possible resolution and analog bandwidth of the DAC is presented as well. We have analyzed the ENOB value of such photonic DAC and will show that it outperforms commercially available electronic systems. An ENOB value of more than 8 for an analog bandwidth greater than 100 GHz can be achieved.
Technische Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)