1 February 1991 Microwave fiber optic RF/IF link
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Proceedings Volume 1371, High-Frequency Analog Fiber Optic Systems; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24887
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
High-performance, low-cost microwave microwave RF/IF fiber optic links which are based on a heterodyne laser approach are described. The system combines microwave frequency and intermediate frequency fiber optic links into a single link, which provides certain advantages, including relaxation of the stringent requirement of a laser source, minimization of system noise and nonlinearity, the use of multimode fiber optic cable and connectors, and elimination of down-converter requirement. A 12 GHz link with 70 MHz IF has a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of better than 120 dB/Hz and a 26.5 GHz up-converted link has a SNR of better than 100 dB/Hz.
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Jing-Jong Pan "Microwave fiber optic RF/IF link", Proc. SPIE 1371, High-Frequency Analog Fiber Optic Systems, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24887; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24887

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