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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — May. 26, 2008
  • pp: 7904–7914

RF-photonic chirp encoder and compressor for seamless analysis of information flow

Zeev Zalevsky, Amir Shemer, and Shlomo Zach  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 7904-7914 (2008)

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In this paper we realize an RF photonic chirp compression system that compresses a continuous stream of incoming RF data (modulated on top of an optical carrier) into a train of temporal short pulses. Each pulse in the train can be separated and treated individually while being sampled by low rate optical switch and without temporal loses of the incoming flow of information. Each such pulse can be filtered and analyzed differently. The main advantage of the proposed system is its capability of being able to handle, seamlessly, high rate information flow with all-optical means and with low rate optical switches.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: November 20, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2008
Published: May 19, 2008

Zeev Zalevsky, Amir Shemer, and Shlomo Zach, "RF-photonic chirp encoder and compressor for seamless analysis of information flow," Opt. Express 16, 7904-7914 (2008)

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