Integrated microwave photonics for phase modulated systems

D.A.I. Marpaung, C.G.H. Roeloffzen

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    For the last 25 years, microwave photonic (MWP) systems and links have relied almost exclusively on discrete optoelectronic devices, standard optical fibers and fiber-based components. With this concept, various functionalities like RF signal generation, distribution, processing and analysis have been demonstrated. However, configurations with discrete devices are bulky, expensive, high in power consumption and severely lacking in reconfigurability. We believe that a new trend termed as integrated microwave photonics [1] is emerging. Integrated MWP addresses the incorporation of MWP subsystems in photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technologies, to achieve reduction in inter-element coupling loss, power consumption and cost. But more importantly, photonic (and eventually electronic) integration aims at increased MWP systems performance and reconfigurability unprecedented by more traditional solutions.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE Photonics Conference 2012
    Place of PublicationSan Francisco, CA, USA
    PublisherIEEE Photonics Society
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0731-5
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2012
    EventIEEE Photonics Conference 2012 - Burlingame, CA, USA
    Duration: 23 Sep 201227 Sep 2012

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    PublisherIEEE Photonics Society


    ConferenceIEEE Photonics Conference 2012
    Other23-27 September 2012


    • EWI-22512
    • METIS-293189
    • IR-82365

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