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Microwave Photonics: Devices and Applications



Microwave Photonics: Devices and Applications

Stavros Iezekiel (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-84854-8 October 2009 Wiley-IEEE Press 360 Pages


Microwave photonics is an important interdisciplinary field that, amongst a host of other benefits, enables engineers to implement new functions in microwave systems.

With contributions from leading experts, Microwave Photonics: Devices and Applications explores this rapidly developing discipline. It bridges a gap between microwave and photonic engineering, providing an accessible interpretation of the current available research material and a detailed introduction to various aspects of the area.

Opening with an overview to the subject, this book covers direct modulation, photonic oscillators for THz signal generation, and terahertz sources. It takes a unique application- focused approach and describes:

  • analogue fibre-optic links;
  • fibre radio technology;
  • microwave photonic signal processing;
  • measurement of microwave photonic components, and;
  • biomedical applications.

This text is ideal for practising microwave and fibre optics communication engineers wishing to improve their knowledge, and for researchers and graduate students wanting an overview of the subject.

List of Contributors.


List of Acronyms.

Part I Introduction to Microwave Photonics.

1 Microwave Photonics – an Introductory Overview (Stavros Iezekiel).

Part II Component Technologies.

2 Direct Modulation for Microwave Photonics (Rajeev Ram and Harry Lee).

3 High-power Distributed Photodetectors for RF Photonic Applications (Sagi Mathai and Ming C. Wu).

4 Photonic Oscillators for THz Signal Generation (Andreas Stöhr and Dieter Jöger).

5 Terahertz Sources (R. E. Miles and M. Naftaly).

Part III Systems Applications.

6 Analogue Microwave Fibre-optic Link Design (Edward I. Ackerman and Charles H. Cox, III).

7 Fibre Radio Technology (Dalma Novak, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, Christina Lim, and Rod Waterhouse).

8 Microwave Photonic Signal Processing (José Capmany, José Mora, Daniel Pastor, Beatriz Ortega, and Salvador Sales).

9 RF and Microwave Photonics in Biomedical Applications (Afshin S. Daryoush).

10 Characterization of Microwave Photonic Components (Stavros Iezekiel).