Accession Number:

ADA374373

Title:

Radio Frequency Photonic Synthesizer

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Nov 1996-May 1998

Corporate Author:

UNITED TELECOMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS INC CHALFONT PA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

An electro-optic device that synthesizes RF frequencies photonically by selection of two individual frequency pulses from a comb of frequencies generated by an actively mode-locked laser. The two frequencies are then combined heterodyned to produce the desired optical frequency source. The highly phase stable optical signal can be utilized in the photonic domain or detected for use as an electronic signal source. The prototype unit is rack mounted and computer controlled. The research conducted on this program verified the concept, produced a working prototype, and proposed the miniaturization of the photonic synthesizer.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE