Accession Number : AD1038927

Title :   Review of Radio Frequency Photonics Basics

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Mar 2007,31 Jul 2017

Corporate Author : AFRL/RYDR WPAFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Devgan,Preetpaul S

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Report Date : 06 Sep 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Photonics can operate essentially from Direct Current to Daylight, allowing use for high frequency applications. This report covers some needs and advantages of radio frequency (RF) photonics. Also a comparison of analog and digital metrics is covered. The findings show the analog delay line has an important purpose and is a good use for a RF photonic link. In addition, the external intensity modulation combined with direct detection link is the preferred option.

Descriptors :   radio frequency , photonics , dynamic range , High frequency , analog systems , digital systems , modulation , lasers , fiber optics , photodetectors

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE