A photonics-based wideband linearised mixer

E.H.W. Chan, K.E. Alameh, R.A. Minasian

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-502
Number of pages3
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


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