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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 13707–13712

Amplitude independent RF instantaneous frequency measurement system using photonic Hilbert transform

H. Emami, N. Sarkhosh, L. A. Bui, and A. Mitchell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 13707-13712 (2008)

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A photonic instantaneous frequency measurement system capable of measuring both RF frequency and power simultaneously, is conceived and practically demonstrated. This system employs an RF photonic Hilbert transformer together with low-cost, low-frequency photo-detectors to obtain two orthogonal DC measurements. This system exhibits a frequency range of 1–10 GHz. Wider frequency range can be achieved through integration.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2008
Published: August 21, 2008

H. Emami, N. Sarkhosh, L. A. Bui, and A. Mitchell, "Amplitude independent RF instantaneous frequency measurement system using photonic Hilbert transform," Opt. Express 16, 13707-13712 (2008)

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