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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5433–5438

Photonic RF instantaneous frequency measurement system by means of a polarization-domain interferometer

M. V. Drummond, P. Monteiro, and R. N. Nogueira  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5433-5438 (2009)

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A new photonic RF instantaneous frequency measurement system is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. A frequency measurement independent of the optical input power and microwave modulation index is achieved by using the constructive and destructive ports of a polarization-domain interferometer. Experimental tests yield a peak-to-peak frequency error lower than 200 MHz for a frequency range of 1–18 GHz.

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OCIS Codes
(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:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: December 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2009
Published: March 20, 2009

M. V. Drummond, P. Monteiro, and R. N. Nogueira, "Photonic RF instantaneous frequency measurement system by means of a polarizatio-ndomain interferometer," Opt. Express 17, 5433-5438 (2009)

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