1 July 2001 Photonic radio frequency mixer using metal-semiconductor-metal photodetectors
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We report the concept for a device to simplify the receiver in fiber-optic radio frequency (RF) transmission systems. We present a photonic RF mixer based on metal-semiconductor-metal (MSM) photodetectors, by a brief theoretical analysis of the principle and performance of the device. The experimental result shows good agreement with the calculation. Our experiment demonstrated mixer conversion efficiency of -12 dB, and we conclude that -10 dB is achievable in optimum operational conditions.
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Bing Li, Bing Li, Lei Lin, Lei Lin, Suning Tang, Suning Tang, Yujie Liu, Yujie Liu, Ray T. Chen, Ray T. Chen, } "Photonic radio frequency mixer using metal-semiconductor-metal photodetectors," Optical Engineering 40(7), (1 July 2001). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1385165 . Submission:

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