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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Feb. 4, 2008
  • pp: 1742–1747

All-dielectric photonic-assisted wireless receiver

Ali Ayazi, Rick C. J. Hsu, Bijan Houshmand, William H. Steier, and Bahram Jalali  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 1742-1747 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.001742


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Abstract

High Power Microwave (HPM) weapons and other sources of intense microwave power pose a growing threat to modern RF receivers. To address this problem, all-dielectric photonic-assisted receivers have been proposed and demonstrated. Here, we describe a new configuration of this type with 15 dB better sensitivity over prior designs. The complete lack of metal and electronics in the front-end offers immunity against damage from intense electromagnetic radiation. In this experiment, detection of C band electromagnetic signal at 6.54 GHz with a sensitivity of -112 dBm/Hz is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: September 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2007
Published: January 25, 2008

Citation
Ali Ayazi, Rick C. J. Hsu, Bijan Houshmand, William H. Steier, and Bahram Jalali, "All-dielectric photonic-assisted wireless receiver," Opt. Express 16, 1742-1747 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-3-1742


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