An optical sub-sampling downconversion receiver for analog-to-digital conversion of narrowband high-frequency microwave signals is demonstrated. The measured SNDR in 2-MHz bandwidth at 40-GHz carrier frequency is 44 dB corresponding to 7-ENOB resolution.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics
(320.7085) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast information processing
J. Kim, M. Park, M. H. Perrott, and F. X. Käertner, "7-ENOB Resolution Photonic Analog-to-Digital Conversion of Narrowband Microwave Signals at 40 GHz," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CMII1.
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