28 February 2012 Wideband analog photonic links: some performance limits and considerations for multi-octave implementations
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Proceedings Volume 8259, RF and Millimeter-Wave Photonics II; 825904 (2012) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.912528
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2012, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
High-performance analog photonic links are discussed and the prevalent modulation formats are highlighted. Because of its multi-octave and millimeter-wave potential, special attention is given to intensity modulation with direct detection (IMDD) employing an external Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM). The theory for IMDD is reviewed and some experimental results are discussed. Two limiting factors in multi-octave IMDD implementations are quantified. The MZM bias requirements in order to remain third-order limited are shown to be very stringent in high-performance links. Photodiode nonlinearities, perhaps the most inhibiting factor in present-day wideband analog photonics, are cast in terms of output intercept points and tied to the IMDD link performance.
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Vincent J. Urick, Vincent J. Urick, John F. Diehl, John F. Diehl, Meredith N Draa, Meredith N Draa, Jason D. McKinney, Jason D. McKinney, Keith J. Williams, Keith J. Williams, } "Wideband analog photonic links: some performance limits and considerations for multi-octave implementations", Proc. SPIE 8259, RF and Millimeter-Wave Photonics II, 825904 (28 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.912528; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.912528
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