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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2012
  • pp: 7–9

Photonic approach to the simultaneous measurement of the frequency, amplitude, pulse width, and time of arrival of a microwave signal

Shilong Pan, Jianbin Fu, and Jianping Yao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 7-9 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000007


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Abstract

A photonic approach to the simultaneous measurement of the frequency, pulse amplitude (PA), pulse width (PW), and time of arrival (TOA) of an unknown pulsed microwave signal is proposed and demonstrated. The measurement is performed based on optical carrier-suppressed modulation, complementary optical filtering, low-speed photodetection, and electrical signal processing. A proof-of-concept experiment is carried out. A frequency measurement range of 2–11 GHz with a measurement error for frequency, PA, PW, and TOA within ±0.1GHz, ±0.05V, ±1ns, and ±0.16ns is achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

History
Original Manuscript: August 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2011
Published: December 22, 2011

Citation
Shilong Pan, Jianbin Fu, and Jianping Yao, "Photonic approach to the simultaneous measurement of the frequency, amplitude, pulse width, and time of arrival of a microwave signal," Opt. Lett. 37, 7-9 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-1-7

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