Accession Number:

ADA528799

Title:

Radio-Frequency Down-Conversion via Sampled Analog Optical Links

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept. 1 May-31 Jul 2010

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-08-09

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

In this work we derive and experimentally verify the radio-frequency performance of a down-converter employing a sampled analog optical link. We show that the down-converter operation is well described by conventional analog optical link theory, with additional impact from the sampling optical pulse shape. We also demonstrate that the required photodiode performance is determined only by the sampling rate not the highest frequency of interest. We verify our analysis with an experimental demonstration of down-conversion of radio-frequency signals in the 110 GHz range using a 1-GHz sampled analog optical link.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Telemetry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE