Optical heterodyne technique for generating and distributing microwave signals

A. García-Juárez*, I. E. Zaldívar-Huerta, G. Aguayo-Rodríguez, J. Rodríguez-Asomoza, R. Gómez-Colín, A. Vera-Marquina, M. C. Acosta-Enriquez, A. Rojas-Hernández

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In this work we report the photonic generation of microwave signals for distributing point to point analog TV signals by using microstrip antennas. The experimental setup is based on optical heterodyne technique where two optical waves at different wavelengths are mixed and applied to a photodetector. The microwave signal obtained by using this technique is used in a wireless communication system for transmitting and receiving analog TV signals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBroadband Access Communication Technologies IV
StatePublished - 2010
EventBroadband Access Communication Technologies IV - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 27 Jan 201028 Jan 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceBroadband Access Communication Technologies IV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Microwave carriers
  • Microwave generation
  • Microwave photonics
  • Optical heterodyne
  • Optical injection locking
  • Optical phase lock loop
  • Processing of microwave signals


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