17 January 1989 Cost-Effective Microwave Fiberoptic Links Using The Heterodyne Laser
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Proceedings Volume 0995, High Frequency Analog Communications; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960149
Event: O-E/Fiber LASE '88, 1988, Boston, MA, United States
The heterodyne laser microwave fiberoptic link configuration takes advantage of the undesirable laser diode nonlinearities to operate the semiconductor laser as an optical source and a microwave mixer simultaneously. A cost-effective microwave heterodyne laser fiberoptic link using low-cost multimode optical fiber and components will be described. The experimental results of several microwave heterodyne laser fiberoptic links are also to be presented. For example, a system signal-to-noise ratio of 115 dB/Hz has been obtained, without any special system/circuit optimization, for a 1 km X-band fiberoptic link using a multimode fiber cable, an inexpensive 1.4 GHz laser diode, a low frequency photo-detector, and an IF post-detector amplifier.
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J J. Pan, J J. Pan, "Cost-Effective Microwave Fiberoptic Links Using The Heterodyne Laser", Proc. SPIE 0995, High Frequency Analog Communications, (17 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960149; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960149


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