Published in IEEE Microwave Symposium Digest, Volume 2, May 25, 1988, pages 1063-1066.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Dennis Derickson was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
A photoreceiver consisting of a high-speed p-i-n photodetector and a 100-kHz to 22-GHz distributed amplifier is described. Photoreceiver calibration is accomplished by optical heterodyne techniques. The photoreceiver is used with a microwave spectrum analyzer to produce a fully amplitude-calibrated 22-GHz-bandwidth lightwave signal analyzer system for displaying intensity-modulated light with -65-dB (optical) sensitivity at 1300-nm and 1550-nm wavelengths.
Electrical and Computer Engineering