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Photonic RF Down-Converter Based on Optomechanical Oscillation

Hossein-Zadeh, Mani and Vahala, Kerry J. (2008) Photonic RF Down-Converter Based on Optomechanical Oscillation. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 20 (4). pp. 234-236. ISSN 1041-1135. doi:10.1109/LPT.2007.912991.

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We demonstrate all-optical radio-frequency (RF) down-conversion in a silica microtoroid optomechanical (OM) oscillator. Preliminary results show that the OM oscillator can simultaneously serve as mixer and local oscillator in a photonic homodyne RF-receiver architecture.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 2008 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received August 28, 2007; revised November 6, 2007. [Posted online: 2008-01-16] This work was supported in part by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), in part by Caltech Lee Center for Advanced Networking, and in part by Caltech Center for Physics of Information.
Subject Keywords:Down-conversion, optomechanical (OM) oscillator
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