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Broadband photonic ADC for microwave photonics-based radar receiver
Jiaqian Yang, Shangyuan Li, Xuedi Xiao, Dexin Wu, Xiaoxiao Xue, and Xiaoping Zheng
Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Department of Electronic Engineering, [Tsinghua University], Beijing 100084, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2018, 16(06): pp.060605

Topic:Fiber optics and optical communication
Keywords(OCIS Code): 060.5625  320.5520  

A broadband photonic analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for X-band radar applications is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. An X-band signal with arbitrary waveform and a bandwidth up to 2 GHz can be synchronously sampled and processed due to the optical sampling structure. In the experiment, the chirp signal centered at 9 GHz with a bandwidth of 1.6 GHz is sampled and down-converted with a signal-to-noise ratio of 7.20 dB and an improved noise figure. Adopting the photonic ADC in the radar receiver and the above signal as the transmitted radar signal, an X-band inverse synthetic aperture radar system is set up, and the range and cross-range resolutions of 9.4 and 8.3 cm are obtained, respectively.

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Get Citation: Jiaqian Yang, Shangyuan Li, Xuedi Xiao, Dexin Wu, Xiaoxiao Xue, and Xiaoping Zheng, "Broadband photonic ADC for microwave photonics-based radar receiver," Chin. Opt. Lett. 16(06), 060605(2018)

Note: This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (Nos. 61690191, 61690192, 61420106003, and 61621064), Chuanxin Funding, and Beijing Natural Science Foundation (No. 4172027).


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