Abstract

A photonic system is proposed to calibrate the instantaneous frequency and glitches of a fast frequency sweeping oscillator using a pseudo random bit sequence (PRBS) frequency comb. Its performance is demonstrated by simulations and experiments. A vector signal generator (Agilent E8257D), whose frequency ranges from 0.5 to 2.5 GHz and from 2.5 to 5 GHz, respectively, is calibrated. The deviation from linearity of frequency sweeping is measured to be less than 0.02%. As an extension of the calibrating system, the characterized sweeping oscillator is applied to multi-tone radio frequency (RF) measurement with an accuracy of 5 kHz and a resolution of 1 MHz. This technique will find applications in the field of electronic warfare and communication systems.

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2012 (1)

I. Coddington, F. R. Giorgetta, E. Baumann, W. C. Swann, N. R. Newbury, "Characterizing fast arbitrary CW waveforms with 1500 THz/s instantaneous chirps," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 18, 228-238 (2012).

2011 (1)

2009 (2)

P. Del’Haye, O. Arcizet, M. L. Gorodetsky, R. Holzwarth, T. J. Kippenberg, "Frequency comb assisted diode laser spectroscopy for measurement of microcavity dispersion," Nature Photon. 3, 529-533 (2009).

N. N. Tchamov, J. Rinne, V. Syrjala, M. Valkama, Y. Zou, M. Renfors, "VCO phase noise trade-offs in PLL design for DVB-T/H receivers," Proc. 16th IEEE Int. Conf. Electron., Circuits, Syst. 527-530 (2009).

2008 (1)

I. Coddington, W. C. Swann, N. R. Newbury, "Coherent multiheterodyne spectroscopy using stabilized optical frequency combs," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 , 013902-013902 (2008).

IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. (1)

I. Coddington, F. R. Giorgetta, E. Baumann, W. C. Swann, N. R. Newbury, "Characterizing fast arbitrary CW waveforms with 1500 THz/s instantaneous chirps," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 18, 228-238 (2012).

Nature Photon. (1)

P. Del’Haye, O. Arcizet, M. L. Gorodetsky, R. Holzwarth, T. J. Kippenberg, "Frequency comb assisted diode laser spectroscopy for measurement of microcavity dispersion," Nature Photon. 3, 529-533 (2009).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

I. Coddington, W. C. Swann, N. R. Newbury, "Coherent multiheterodyne spectroscopy using stabilized optical frequency combs," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 , 013902-013902 (2008).

Proc. 16th IEEE Int. Conf. Electron., Circuits, Syst. (1)

N. N. Tchamov, J. Rinne, V. Syrjala, M. Valkama, Y. Zou, M. Renfors, "VCO phase noise trade-offs in PLL design for DVB-T/H receivers," Proc. 16th IEEE Int. Conf. Electron., Circuits, Syst. 527-530 (2009).

Other (8)

L. Yan, Y. Dai, K. Xu, Y. Ji, J. Lin, " Characterization of instantaneous frequency and glitches of sweeping oscillator and its application to multifrequency estimation," Proc. IEEE Int. Microw. Photon. (2012) pp. 136-139.

F. R. Giorgetta, "Dual comb-based characterization of rapidly tuned lasers ," Proc. 30th Gen. Assem. Sci. Symp. (2011) pp. 1-4.

S. Mallat, A Wavelet Tour to Signal Processing (Academic, 2009).

K. S. Kulpa, "Focusing range image in VCO based FMCW radar," Proc. Int. Radar Conf. (2003) pp. 235-238.

W. Doi, “Spectrum analyzer,” U.S. patent Patent 6 140 809, Oct. 31, 2000. .

J. P. Dunsmore and M. E Knox, “Stimulus/response system and method for vector characterization of frequency translation devices,” U.S. patent Patent 6 448 786, Sep. 10, 2002..

E. Ayranci, K. Christensen, P. Andreani, "Enhancement of VCO linearity and phase noise by implementing frequency locked loop," Proc. Eur., Int. Conf. “Comput. as a Tool” (2007) pp. 2593-2599.

Agilent E8257D PSG Vector Signal Generator data sheet.

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