RF photonic technology in optical fiber links / edited by William S.C. Chang.

Contributor(s): Chang, William S. C. (William Shen-chie), 1931-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 403 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 051106361X; 9780511063619; 9780511755729; 0511755724; 1280418362; 9781280418365; 1107130875; 9781107130876; 9786610418367; 6610418365; 0511169655; 9780511169656; 1139147269; 9781139147262; 0511057288; 9780511057281; 0511331142; 9780511331145Other title: Radio frequency photonic technology in optical fiber linksSubject(s): Optical communications | Fiber optics | Radio frequency modulation | Photonics | Télécommunications optiques | Optique des fibres | Modulation de fréquence | Photonique | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Imaging Systems | Fiber optics | Radio frequency modulation | Photonics | Telecommunications optiques | Optique des fibres | Modulation de frequence | Photonique | Optical communications | Fiber optics | Optical communications | Photonics | Radio frequency modulation | Analoge Signalverarbeitung | Modulation | Optische Nachrichtentechnik | RadiofrequenzbereichGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: RF photonic technology in optical fiber links.DDC classification: 621.382/75 LOC classification: TK5103.59 | .R47 2002ebOther classification: TN929. 1 | ZN 6294 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Figures of merit and performance analysis of photonic microwave links / Charles Cox and William S.C. Chang -- RF subcarrier in local access networks / Xiaolin Lu -- Analog modulation of semiconductor lasers / Joachim Piprek and John E. Bowers -- LiNbO₃ external modulators and their use in high performance analog links / Gary E. Betts -- Broadband traveling wave modulators in LiNbO₃ / Marta M. Howerton and William K. Burns -- Multiple quantum well electroabsorption modulators for RF photonic links / William S.C. Chang -- Polymer modulators for RF photonics / Timothy Van Eck -- Photodiodes for high performance analog links / P.K.L. Yu and Ming C. Wu -- Opto-electronic oscillators / X. Steve Yao -- Photonic link techniques for microwave frequency conversion / Stephen A. Pappert, Roger Helkey, and Ronald T. Logan Jr.-- Antenna-coupled millimeter-wave electro-optical modulators / William B. Bridges -- System design and performance of wideband photonic phased array antennas / Gregory L. Tangonan [and others].
Summary: In many applications, radio frequency (RF) signals need to be transmitted and processed without being digitalized. Optical fiber provides a transmission medium in which RF modulated optical carriers can be transmitted and distributed with very low loss, making it more efficient and less costly than conventional electronic systems. This volume presents a review of RF photonic components, transmission systems, and signal processing examples in optical fibers from leading academic, government, and industry scientists working in this field. It also introduces the reader to various related technologies such as direct modulation of laser sources, external modulation techniques, and detectors. The text is aimed at engineers and scientists engaged in the research and development of optical fibers and analog RF applications. With an emphasis on design, performance and practical application, this book will be of particular interest to those developing novel systems based on this technology.
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Figures of merit and performance analysis of photonic microwave links / Charles Cox and William S.C. Chang -- RF subcarrier in local access networks / Xiaolin Lu -- Analog modulation of semiconductor lasers / Joachim Piprek and John E. Bowers -- LiNbO₃ external modulators and their use in high performance analog links / Gary E. Betts -- Broadband traveling wave modulators in LiNbO₃ / Marta M. Howerton and William K. Burns -- Multiple quantum well electroabsorption modulators for RF photonic links / William S.C. Chang -- Polymer modulators for RF photonics / Timothy Van Eck -- Photodiodes for high performance analog links / P.K.L. Yu and Ming C. Wu -- Opto-electronic oscillators / X. Steve Yao -- Photonic link techniques for microwave frequency conversion / Stephen A. Pappert, Roger Helkey, and Ronald T. Logan Jr.-- Antenna-coupled millimeter-wave electro-optical modulators / William B. Bridges -- System design and performance of wideband photonic phased array antennas / Gregory L. Tangonan [and others].

In many applications, radio frequency (RF) signals need to be transmitted and processed without being digitalized. Optical fiber provides a transmission medium in which RF modulated optical carriers can be transmitted and distributed with very low loss, making it more efficient and less costly than conventional electronic systems. This volume presents a review of RF photonic components, transmission systems, and signal processing examples in optical fibers from leading academic, government, and industry scientists working in this field. It also introduces the reader to various related technologies such as direct modulation of laser sources, external modulation techniques, and detectors. The text is aimed at engineers and scientists engaged in the research and development of optical fibers and analog RF applications. With an emphasis on design, performance and practical application, this book will be of particular interest to those developing novel systems based on this technology.

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