Developing a novel photonic analogue-to-digital conversion scheme
Modern ICT advances demand signal spectrum bandwidths of hundreds of GHz and even 1 THz. For ultra-fast and flexible digital signal processing, wideband analogue signals must be converted to a stream of data bits via analogue-to-digital conversion (ADC). However, the random electron fluctuations in semiconductors restrict the performance of electronic ADCs. The EU-funded CompADC project aims to develop a novel photonic ADC scheme using chip-scale dual optical frequency combs. This will enable the real-time digitisation of ultra-wideband radio frequency and microwave signals with a bandwidth of more than 100 GHz. The new technology will offer unequalled performance and chip-scale integration for modern ultra-wideband signal processing and communication applications.
Field of science
- /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
- /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/analogue electronics
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