Performance Analysis of Ultra-Fast All-Optical Analog-to-Digital Converter Using Optical Multiple-Level Thresholding Module Based on Self-Frequency Shift in Fiber

Tsuyoshi KONISHI  Takashi NISHITANI  Kazuyoshi ITOH  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E90-C   No.2   pp.405-408
Publication Date: 2007/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e90-c.2.405
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Evolution of Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Photonics Technology)
optical A/D conversion,  self-frequency shift,  optical signal processing,  

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Performance analysis of ultra-fast all-optical analog-to-digital converter using optical multiple-level thresholding module based on self-frequency shift in fiber is described. In analog-to-digital conversion, the purposes of optical sampling and optical quantization are in the possibility of the speed-up of sampling and quantization processes using various ultra-fast nonlinear phenomena depending on an intensity of a light. The result of analysis indicates that the number of achievable quantized levels of the proposed approach is in the increasing tendency with an increase in the peak power of an input pulse.