Proof-of-concept demonstrations for an optical approach to broadband analog-to-digital conversion are shown with 800 MHz bandwidth and >26dB dynamic range. Models suggest that this frequency-domain stretched processor could achieve 10-bit performance over 20 GHz bandwidths.
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(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
R. R. Reibel, C. C. Harrington, J. R. Dahl, C. N. Ostrander, P. A. Roos, R. K. Mohan, W. R. Babbitt, and T. J. Berg, "Demonstration of Analog-to-Digital Conversion Using Spatial-Spectral Holography," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OMV4.
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