OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B681–B686

High accuracy microwave frequency measurement based on single-drive dual-parallel Mach-Zehnder modulator

Ying Zhao, Xiaodan Pang, Lei Deng, Xianbin Yu, Xiaoping Zheng, Bingkun Zhou, and Idelfonso Tafur Monroy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B681-B686 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.00B681


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (894 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A novel approach for broadband microwave frequency measurement by employing a single-drive dual-parallel Mach-Zehnder modulator is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. Based on bias manipulations of the modulator, conventional frequency-to-power mapping technique is developed by performing a two-stage frequency measurement cooperating with digital signal processing. In the experiment, 10GHz measurement range is guaranteed and the average uncertainty of estimated microwave frequency is 5.4MHz, which verifies the measurement accuracy is significantly improved by achieving an unprecedented 10−3 relative error. This high accuracy frequency measurement technique is a promising candidate for high-speed electronic warfare and defense applications.

© 2011 OSA

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

ToC Category:
Access Networks and LAN

History
Original Manuscript: September 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2011
Published: December 5, 2011

Virtual Issues
European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

Citation
Ying Zhao, Xiaodan Pang, Lei Deng, Xianbin Yu, Xiaoping Zheng, Bingkun Zhou, and Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, "High accuracy microwave frequency measurement based on single-drive dual-parallel Mach-Zehnder modulator," Opt. Express 19, B681-B686 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-26-B681


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. J. Yao, “Microwave Photonics,” IEEE J. Lightwave Technol.27, 314–335 (2009). [CrossRef]
  2. G. N. Saddik, R. S. Singh, and E. R. Brown, “Ultra-wideband multifunctional communications/radar system,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.55, 1431–1437 (2007). [CrossRef]
  3. I. Frigyes and A. J. Seeds, “Optically generated true-time delay in phased-array antennas,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.43, 2378–2386 (1995). [CrossRef]
  4. D. B. Hunter, L. G. Edvell, and M. A. Englund, “Wideband microwave photonic channelised receiver,” in Proceedings of 2005 IEEE Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP), pp. 249–252.
  5. S. T. Winnall, A. C. Lindsay, M. W. Austin, J. Canning, and A. Mitchell, “A microwave channelizer and spectroscope based on an integrated optical Bragg-grating Fabry-Pérot and integrated hybrid fresnel lens system,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.54, 868–872 (2006). [CrossRef]
  6. S. Fu, J. Zhou, P. P. Shum, and K. Lee, “Instantaneous microwave frequency measurement using programmable differential group delay (DGD) modules,” IEEE Photonics J.2, 966–973 (2010).
  7. H. Chi, X. Zou, and J. Yao, “An approach to the measurement of microwave frequency based on optical power monitoring,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20, 1249–1251 (2008). [CrossRef]
  8. X. Zou, S. Pan, and J. Yao, “Instantaneous microwave frequency measurement with improved measurement range and resolution based on simultaneous phase modulation and intensity modulation,” IEEE J. Lightwave Technol.27, 5314–5318 (2009). [CrossRef]
  9. S. Li, X. Zheng, H. Zhang, and B. Zhou, “Dispersion induced fading frequency shifting technology in Radio-over-Fiber link,” in Proceedings of 2010 IEEE Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP), pp. 321–322.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited