We demonstrate use of all optical mixing in a highly nonlinear fiber to achieve microwave photonic frequency measurement. The system is simple, compact, predictable and stable with potential applications in next generation radar warning receivers.
© 2009 The Optical Society
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics
L. A. Bui, M. Pelusi, T. Vo, N. Sarkhosh, H. Emami, A. Mitchell, and B. J. Eggleton, "Application of Nonlinear Optical Mixing to Microwave Photonic Instantaneous Frequency Measurement," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CTuZ1.
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