Down conversion and filtering of microwave signals in optical domain

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2008
Selçuk, Gökhun
Processing of microwave signals in electrical domain introduces many difficulties especially when the frequency of the signal is increased beyond several GHz. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) and frequency depended losses can be given as examples to these difficulties. Photonic processing of microwave signals, however, is immune to these problems since optical components such as fiber cables, lasers, optical modulators and photodetectors are both immune to EMI and have wide bandwidths. This thesis deals with down conversion of a microwave signal using a Mach-Zender modulator and filtering unwanted harmonics using a photonic filter.

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G. Selçuk, “Down conversion and filtering of microwave signals in optical domain,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2008.