Accession Number:

AD1101147

Title:

Characterization of a Downconverting, Phase-Modulated RF-Over-Fiber Link with a Single Modulator

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-06-11

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

We present and fully characterize a downconverting RF-over-fiber link that uses one dual-RF drive Mach-Zehnder modulator as a phase modulator. One RF input presents the signal and the other input presents the local oscillator to the modulator. A full link characterization and experimental comparison with the developed theory is presented for the first time, verifying the relevant RF metrics that can be immediately useful in a practical system design.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE