23 October 1997 Millimeter-wave frequency converting fiber optic link modeling and results
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A down-conversion photonic link implemented with a pair of parallel Mach-Zehnder modulators has been demonstrated. The block down-converter has a fixed local oscillator at 22 GHz and has demonstrated conversion of the 26 - 40 GHz millimeter-wave band down to the 4 - 18 GHz microwave intermediate frequency band. A conversion efficiency improvement over down-conversion links with serial modulator topologies with comparable components is predicted.
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John T. Gallo, John T. Gallo, K. D. Breuer, K. D. Breuer, Jerry B. Wood, Jerry B. Wood, } "Millimeter-wave frequency converting fiber optic link modeling and results", Proc. SPIE 3160, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications VIII, (23 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283935; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.283935
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