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  • Editor: Zhiping (James) Zhou
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 4 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: B1–B4

Simple photonic-assisted radio frequency down-converter based on optoelectronic oscillator

Hongchen Yu, Minghua Chen, Hongbiao Gao, Cheng Lei, Heng Zhang, Sigang Yang, Hongwei Chen, and Shizhong Xie  »View Author Affiliations

Photonics Research, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. B1-B4 (2014)

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A photonic-assisted radio frequency (RF) down-converter integrating with the optoelectronic oscillator (OEO)-based high quality local oscillator (LO) has been proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The LO and the RF input signal are mixed at the same phase modulator and photo-detector (PD) of the OEO-loop without any additional modulator or PD. The working bandwidth of the proposed RF down-converter is nearly from 2.5 to 10 GHz. The performance of the proposed down-converter is presented and the spurious frequency dynamic range at frequency of 5.5 GHz with the LO at 6.138 GHz is measured to be 98.4dBHz2/3. The influences that the frequency range and power of the RF input signal bring to the system are discussed as well.

© 2014 Chinese Laser Press

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

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Original Manuscript: February 13, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2014
Published: April 10, 2014

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Hongchen Yu, Minghua Chen, Hongbiao Gao, Cheng Lei, Heng Zhang, Sigang Yang, Hongwei Chen, and Shizhong Xie, "Simple photonic-assisted radio frequency down-converter based on optoelectronic oscillator," Photon. Res. 2, B1-B4 (2014)

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