Analog Optical Links: Theory and Practice

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 2, 2006 - Technology & Engineering
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Analog Optical Links presents the basis for the design of analog links. Following an introductory chapter, there is a chapter devoted to the development of the small signal models for common electro-optical components used in both direct and external modulation. However this is not a device book, so the theory of their operation is discussed only insofar as it is helpful in understanding the small signal models that result. These device models are then combined to form a complete link. With these analytical tools in place, a chapter is devoted to examining in detail each of the four primary link parameters; gain, bandwidth, noise figure and dynamic range. Of particular interest is the inter-relation between device and link parameters. A final chapter explores some of the trade offs among the primary link parameters.

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1 Introduction
2 Link components and their smallsignal electrooptic models
3 Low frequency short length link models
4 Frequency response of links
5 Noise in links
6 Distortion in links
7 Link design tradeoffs

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Charles H. Cox III ScD is one of the pioneers of the field that is now generally referred to as analog or RF photonics. In recognition of this work he was elected a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to the analysis, design and implementation of analog optical links. Dr Cox is President and CEO of Photonic Systems Inc., which he founded in 1998. He holds six US patents, has given 45 invited talks on photonics and has published over 70 papers on his research in the field of phototonics.

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