Abstract

A photonic vector modulator architecture for generating pure quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) signals is presented. An electrical quadrature-modulated signal at microwave-millimeter-wave frequencies is generated from its corresponding baseband in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) components. In the proposed scheme, no electrical devices apart from the electrical tone oscillator are needed in the generation process. In addition, the purity of the generated signal is increased, and the hardware requirements are reduced when compared with previously proposed architectures so a highly compact low-cost architecture can be implemented. A pure 1.25Gbits 4-QAM signal has been experimentally generated at a 42GHz carrier frequency.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Photonic DPASK/QAM signal generation at microwave/millimeter-wave band based on an electro-optic phase modulator

Ye Zhang, Kun Xu, Ran Zhu, Jianqiang Li, Jian Wu, Xiaobin Hong, and Jintong Lin
Opt. Lett. 33(20) 2332-2334 (2008)

40 Gb/s W-band (75–110 GHz) 16-QAM radio-over-fiber signal generation and its wireless transmission

Atsushi Kanno, Keizo Inagaki, Isao Morohashi, Takahide Sakamoto, Toshiaki Kuri, Iwao Hosako, Tetsuya Kawanishi, Yuki Yoshida, and Ken-ichi Kitayama
Opt. Express 19(26) B56-B63 (2011)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription