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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 13579–13585

Optical serial coherent analyzer of radio-frequency (OSCAR)

Ruiyue Li, Hongwei Chen, Cheng Lei, Ying Yu, Minghua Chen, Sigang Yang, and Shizhong Xie  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 13579-13585 (2014)

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Optical serial coherent analyzer of radio-frequency is a novel scheme that enables fast-scanning microwave signal measurements in a large bandwidth. The measurements are performed based on serial channelization realized by using a fast scanning laser source as the local oscillator to down-convert the to-be-measured radio-frequency (RF) signals. Optical coherent detection effectively removes interferences induced by RF’s self-beating and guarantees the accuracy of measurements. In the experimental demonstration, instantaneous multi-frequency measurements and vector information acquisition of RF signals can be achieved by this scheme within 2.8 μs over 14 GHz bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

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Original Manuscript: April 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2014
Published: May 29, 2014

Ruiyue Li, Hongwei Chen, Cheng Lei, Ying Yu, Minghua Chen, Sigang Yang, and Shizhong Xie, "Optical serial coherent analyzer of radio-frequency (OSCAR)," Opt. Express 22, 13579-13585 (2014)

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