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All-Optical Analog-to-Digital Conversion Using Optical Delay Line Encoders
Takashi NISHITANI Tsuyoshi KONISHI Kazuyoshi ITOH
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2007/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Evolution of Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Photonics Technology)
all-optical analog to digital conversion, self-frequency shift, optical quantization, optical coding,
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We propose and demonstrate the all-optical analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) using optical delay line encoders. Experimental results show that input analog signals are successfully converted into 3-bit digital signals at a bit rate of 40 Gb/s.