Photonic RF instantaneous frequency measurement system by means of a polarization polarization domain interferometer
Drummond, M. V.
Optics Express Vol. 17, Nº 7, pp. 5433 - 5438, March, 2009.
ISSN (print): 1094-4087
Scimago Journal Ranking: 3,04 (in 2009)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1364/OE.17.005433
A new photonic RF instantaneous frequency measurement
system is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. A frequency measurement independent of the optical input power and microwave modulation index is achieved by using the constructive and destructive ports of a polarization-domain interferometer. Experimental tests yield a peak-to-peak frequency error lower than 200 MHz for a frequency range of 1-18 GHz.