Low Phase Noise Fiber Optics Links for Space Applications
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE TOULOUSE (FRANCE) LAB DE METALLURGIE PHYSIQUE
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This paper summarises the results obtained on different systems dedicated to the optical distribution of high spectral purity RF and microwave signals in a satellite payload or towards the elements of an active antenna. First, the interest of the photo-oscillator receiver for these applications in the RF frequency range is pointed out. Then, different emitter configurations are investigated in the microwave range . Finally, an application of these low phase noise microwave links in the field of time-frequency metrology i.e. an ultra high sensitivity microwave frequency discriminator, is addressed.
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
- Unmanned Spacecraft