SC160 - Microwave Photonics
Monday, 07 March
08:30 - 12:30
Short Course Level: Advanced Beginner
Jose Capmany, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Short Course Description:
The field of microwave photonics, sometimes termed RF photonics or analog photonics, has a long history and continues to expand despite the advances in digital electronics and optics. The Microwave Photonics Short Course has been revised and updated to keep pace with the accelerating associated topics. The course is organized into two parts; fundamentals are covered in the first section before moving on to applications of the technology. In Part I basic concepts such as microwave performance metrics, sources of noise and distortion in analog photonics, and modulation/demodulation techniques are covered. The applications analyzed in Part II include links, delay line signal processing, phased arrays, frequency translation, microwave generation, and conversion between analog and digital signals. A thorough and current bibliography is provided throughout, promoting continued research by students in the exciting field of microwave photonics.
Short Course Benefits:
This course should enable you to:
Analyze microwave photonic components, subsystems and systems.
Discuss, relate and contrast analog and digital fiber optics.
Design optical systems for microwave applications.
Identify microwave systems which may benefit from utilizing analog optics.
Short Course Audience:
The course attendee should have a basic understanding of lasers, photodetectors, and fiber optics. A bachelor’s degree in physics or electrical engineering, or an equivalent level of experience, is prerequisite.