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Microwaves Photonic Links: Components and Circuits

Book Description

This book presents the electrical models for the different elements of a photonic microwave link like lasers, external modulators, optical fibers, photodiodes and phototransistors.

The future trends of these components are also introduced: lasers to VCSEL, external modulators to electro-absorption modulators, glass optical fibers to plastic optical fibers, photodiodes to UTC photodiodes or phototransistors.

It also describes an original methodology to evaluate the performance of a microwave photonic link, based on the developed elcetrical models, that can be easily incorporated in commercial electrical circuits simulation software to simulate this complete link.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Preface
  5. Abbreviation Glossary
  6. Chapter 1: General Points
    1. 1.1. Microwave photonic links
    2. 1.2. Link description
    3. 1.3. Signal to transmit
    4. 1.4. Limitations of microwave photonic links
    5. 1.5. The components and characteristics of microwave photonic links
  7. Chapter 2: Generation and Modulation of Light
    1. 2.1. Laser
    2. 2.2. Electro-optic modulator: EOM
    3. 2.3. Electro-absorption modulator: EAM
  8. Chapter 3: Optical Fibers and Amplifiers
    1. 3.1. Optical fibers
    2. 3.2. Optical amplifiers
    3. 3.3. Appendix: modal analysis of propagation in a fiber
  9. Chapter 4: Photodetectors
    1. 4.1. Photodetector definition
    2. 4.2. Photodiodes
    3. 4.3. Phototransistors
    4. 4.4. Appendix
  10. Chapter 5: Performance of Microwave Photonic Links
    1. 5.1. Microwave photonic links: diagrams and definitions
    2. 5.2. Optomicrowave S-parameters and gains of each photonic link component
    3. 5.3. Microwave photonic links optomicrowave S-parameters and gains
    4. 5.4. Comparison of different link gains
    5. 5.5. Direct modulation microwave photonic link optomicrowave noise figures
    6. 5.6. External modulation microwave photonic link optomicrowave noise figure
    7. 5.7. Comparisons of different link noise figures
    8. 5.8. Microwave photonic link nonlinearity: distortion phenomena
    9. 5.9. Microwave photonic link interference-free dynamic range
    10. 5.10. Appendix
  11. Chapter 6: Complement to Microwave Photonic Link Performances
    1. 6.1. Microwave signal attenuation during double sideband modulation
    2. 6.2. Modulator structures for optical carrier or high and low sideband removal
    3. 6.3. Degradation of a microwave signal spectral purity by an optical link
  12. Chapter 7: Electronic Amplifiers in Microwave Photonic Links
    1. 7.1. Electronic amplifiers in optical links
    2. 7.2. Amplifiers in the optical link emitter
    3. 7.3. Receiver: amplifiers at the photodetector output
    4. 7.4. Appendix: analog and microwave amplifiers
  13. Chapter 8: Simulation and Measurement of Microwave Photonic Links
    1. 8.1. State of the art and context
    2. 8.2. Microwave optical link models
    3. 8.3. Nonlinearity effects in the link
    4. 8.4. Link noise modelling
    5. 8.5. Other types of modulation of signals transmitted on an optical fiber
    6. 8.6. Conclusion
    7. 8.7. Appendix
  14. Bibliography
  15. Index