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Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIB, 6th Edition by Alan E. Willner, Tingye Li, Ivan Kaminow

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Chapter 20

Recent Advances in High-Frequency (>10 GHz) Microwave Photonic Links

Charles H. Cox III. and Edward I. Ackerman,    Photonic Systems, Inc., MA, USA

20.1 Introduction

The development of microwave photonic links, like their more common relative—digital photonic links—has been an active area for more than three decades. Research and development on this type of link has been driven largely by the dual objectives of meeting application needs and developing a deeper understanding of the limits of their performance.

The primary commercial application for early microwave photonic links was the distribution of analog TV signals for CATV systems. Meeting this need focused development on bandwidths up to about 1 GHz. Also, at least up until recently, ...

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