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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 5508–5515

Photonic simultaneous frequency identification of radio-frequency signals with multiple tones

Hossein Emami, Niusha Sarkhosh, and Mohsen Ashourian  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 22, pp. 5508-5515 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.005508


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Abstract

A photonic approach to instantaneously identify frequency components of microwave signals with multiple tones is conceived and practically demonstrated. A mathematical model was first developed to predict the behavior of the system. Then the system operation was tested in practice. The system employs a double mixing technique that enables high-frequency measurement without the need for any high-frequency RF component or broadband photodetector. The system operation was demonstrated over a frequency range of 0.1–40 GHz. Frequency measurement of two simultaneous RF tones is demonstrated; however, the system has the potential to be expanded to measure a larger number of simultaneous RF tones. It also has the potential to operate over a wider frequency range.

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OCIS Codes
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2013
Published: July 30, 2013

Citation
Hossein Emami, Niusha Sarkhosh, and Mohsen Ashourian, "Photonic simultaneous frequency identification of radio-frequency signals with multiple tones," Appl. Opt. 52, 5508-5515 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-22-5508


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