Novel Optoelectronic Networks Using Cascaded Optical Intensity Modulation Links for Frequency Multiplexing and Mixing.

Yoshinori NAKASUGA  Kohji HORIKAWA  Hiroyo OGAWA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E79-C   No.1   pp.105-110
Publication Date: 1996/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Optomicrowave Techniques and Their Applications)
Category: System Applications
Keyword: 
optical intensity modulation,  cascaded links,  frequency mixing,  frequency multiplexing,  

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Summary: 
A new configuration is proposed for an optoelectronic network (OEN) using microwave frequency mixing and multiplexing. The mn OEN consists of m optical sources, m-parallel n-stage cascaded optical intensity modulators, and m-photodetectors. The mn OEN matrix is theoretically discussed, and 12, 22 and 33 OENs are analyzed in detail. The 22 OEN, which mixes and multiplexes microwaves, is further investigated and the theoretical prediction derived from OEN equations is experimentally confirmed.