Time interleaving of samples digitized by a parallel array of analog-to-digital (A/D) converters provides a means of increasing the sampling rate beyond that possible with a single A/D converter. For time-interleaved photonic A/D converters, optical demultiplexers can be used to advantage. Both time-division and wavelength-division demultiplexers must yield low crosstalk between the parallel output channels in order to yield accurate A/D conversion. An analysis predicts the level and form of the resulting errors. The analytical results compare well with experiment.
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