Phase noise analysis of an rf local oscillator signal generated by optical heterodyning of two lasers

M.R.H. Khan, M. Burla, C.G.H. Roeloffzen, D.A.I. Marpaung, Wim van Etten

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    Abstract

    We investigate a way of generating an RF local oscillator (LO) signal by means of optical heterodyning of two lasers. This LO signal will be used to down-convert a Ku-Band(10.7 GHz12.75 Ghz)RF signal from a phased array antenna (PAA) to an intermediate frequency 950 MHz to 3 GHz) at the mixer. In this paper we have modeled the laser spectrum perturbed by phase noise. In addition, we analyze the impact of the lasers phase noise on the quality of the gererated LO by optical heterodyning.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication14th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter
    Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
    PublisherASP-VUB Press
    Pages161-164
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-9-05487-650-2
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2009
    Event14th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter 2009 - Brussels, Belgium
    Duration: 5 Nov 20096 Nov 2009
    Conference number: 14

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    PublisherASP-VUB Press

    Conference

    Conference14th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter 2009
    CountryBelgium
    CityBrussels
    Period5/11/096/11/09

    Keywords

    • METIS-276393
    • EWI-19756
    • IR-76335

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