Fundamentals of Microwave Photonics

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Fundamentals of Microwave Photonics

V. J. Urick and Keith J. Williams, "Fundamentals of Microwave Photonics"
English | ISBN: 1118293207 | 2015 | 488 pages | PDF | 7 MB

A comprehensive resource to designing andconstructing analog photonic links capable of high RFperformance

Fundamentals of Microwave Photonics provides acomprehensive description of analog optical links from basicprinciples to applications. The book is organized into fourparts. The first begins with a historical perspective of microwavephotonics, listing the advantages of fiber optic links anddelineating analog vs. digital links. The second section coversbasic principles associated with microwave photonics in both the RFand optical domains. The third focuses on analog modulationformats starting with a concept, deriving the RF performancemetrics from basic physical models, and then analyzing issuesspecific to each format. The final part examines applications ofmicrowave photonics, including analog receive–mode systems,high–power photodiodes applications, radio astronomy, and arbitrarywaveform generation.

Covers fundamental concepts including basic treatments ofnoise, sources of distortion and propagation effects
Provides design equations in easy–to–use forms as quickreference
Examines analog photonic link architectures along with theirapplication to RF systems
A thorough treatment of microwave photonics, Fundamentals ofMicrowave Photonics will be an essential resource in thelaboratory, field, or during design meetings.

The authors have more than 55 years of combined professionalexperience in microwave photonics and have published more than 250associated works.