RF Photonic Technology in Optical Fiber Links

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William S. C. Chang
Cambridge University Press, Sep 19, 2002 - Science - 403 pages
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 systems based on this technology.
 

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Contents

Figures of merit and performance analysis of photonic microwave
1
RF suhcarrier links in local access networks Xiaolin Lit
35
Analog modulation of semiconductor lasers Joachim Piprek
57
LiNbOi external modulators and their use in high performance
81
Broadband traveling wave modulators in LiNbOi Marta
133
Multiple quantum well electroabsorption modulators for
165
Polymer modulators for RF photonics Timothy Van Eck
203
Photodiodes for high performance analog links P K L Yu
231
Optoelectronic oscillators X Steve Yao
255
Photonic link techniques for microwave frequency
293
modulators William B Bridges
335
System design and performance of wideband photonic phased
377
Index
401
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William S. C. Chang is an Emeritus Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California at San Diego, where he founded the electronic device and materials group.

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