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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2201–2203

Adaptive thresholding scheme in photonic analog-to-digital conversion

Yue Peng, Hongming Zhang, Qingwei Wu, Xin Fu, and Minyu Yao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 14, pp. 2201-2203 (2009)

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An adaptive thresholding scheme in photonic analog-to-digital conversion is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. Instead of a single-ended electronic comparator, differential detection technology is used to reduce the quantization noise induced by thresholding error. The main advantages of this scheme are the elimination of the dynamic setting of thresholding level and better tolerance to common-mode noise.

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(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(250.4745) Optoelectronics : Optical processing devices

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Original Manuscript: March 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2009
Published: July 13, 2009

Yue Peng, Hongming Zhang, Qingwei Wu, Xin Fu, and Minyu Yao, "Adaptive thresholding scheme in photonic analog-to-digital conversion," Opt. Lett. 34, 2201-2203 (2009)

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