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Photonic approach to microwave frequency measurement with extended range based on phase modulation
Xiuyou Han, Siteng Zhang, Chao Tong, Nuannuan Shi, Yiying Gu, Mingshan Zhao
Photonics Research Center, School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, [Dalian University of Technology], Dalian 116024, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2013, 11(05): pp.050604

DOI:10.3788/COL201311.050604
Topic:Fiber optics and optical communications
Keywords(OCIS Code): 060.0060  060.5060  060.5625  

Abstract
We propose and demonstrate a photonic approach to instantaneous frequency measurement with an extended range based on phase modulation. In the measurement system, two optical wavelengths and two dispersion fiber segments are used to construct the frequency-dependent amplitude comparison functions (ACFs). Several ACFs can be utilized jointly to determine the microwave frequency without ambiguities beyond a monotonic region of the lone conventional ACF. The measurable range of microwave frequency can be extended and the accuracy can be improved by selecting an ACF with a large slope. The experimental results show that the errors are limited within +(-)140 MHz of a frequency measuremental range from 8 to 20 GHz.

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Received:2012/12/12
Accepted:2013/1/25
Posted online:2013/4/24

Get Citation: Xiuyou Han, Siteng Zhang, Chao Tong, Nuannuan Shi, Yiying Gu, Mingshan Zhao, "Photonic approach to microwave frequency measurement with extended range based on phase modulation," Chin. Opt. Lett. 11(05), 050604(2013)

Note: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 60807015), the National "863" Program of China (No. 2012AA040406), the Natural Science Foundation of Liaoning Province (No. 20102020), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities.



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