Photonic analog-to-digital conversion with electronic-photonic integrated circuits

F. X. Kärtner, R. Amatya, M. Araghchini, J. Birge, H. Byun, J. Chen, M. Dahlem, N. A. DiLello, F. Gan, C. W. Holzwarth, J. L. Hoyt, E. P. Ippen (+20 others)
2008 Silicon Photonics III  
Photonic Analog-to-Digital Conversion (ADC) has a long history. The premise is that the superior noise performance of femtosecond lasers working at optical frequencies enables us to overcome the bottleneck set by jitter and bandwidth of electronic systems and components. We discuss and demonstrate strategies and devices that enable the implementation of photonic ADC systems with emerging electronic-photonic integrated circuits based on silicon photonics. Devices include 2-GHz repetition rate
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doi:10.1117/12.767926 fatcat:x7s564ee45gobg4qkpml34isyu