Wireless interrogation of an optically modulated resonant tunnelling diode oscillator

H.I. Cantú, H.M. Salgado, B.M. Patarata Romeira, A.E. Kelly, C.N. Ironside, J.M.L. Figueiredo

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Abstract

In this work, a resonant tunnelling diode-photo-detector based microwave oscillator is amplitude modulated using an optical signal. The modulated free running oscillator is coupled to an antenna and phase locked by a wireless carrier that allows remote extraction of the information contained in the modulation. An off-the-shelf demodulator has been used to recover the envelope of the baseband data originally contained in the optical signal. Data were successfully transmitted at a rate of 1 MSym/s with a bit error rate below 10-6.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1728-1730
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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