Title

A photonics-based wideband linearised mixer

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons Inc

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Electron Science Research Institute

RAS ID

2315

Comments

This article was originally published as: Chan, E., Alameh, K. , & Minasian, R. (2003). A photonics-based wideband linearised mixer. Microwave & Technology Letters, 39(6), 500-502. Original article available here

Abstract

A new wideband linearised photonic mixer structure based on a parallel topology of two electrooptic modulators is presented. This mixer realises a high spurious free-dynamic range (SFDR), with additional advantages of requiring only a small amount of optical power and operating over a multioctave range. Experimental results for the linearised photonic mixer demonstrate a measured receiver-noise limited SFDR of 115 dB · Hz4/5 with a low input optical-power requirement of only 5 mW. This offers multi-octave high dynamic range optical frequency conversion with wideband operation.

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1002/mop.11260