Ultra-high spur-free dynamic range RF synthesis using optical homodyne serrodyne technique

Ozharar S., Gee S., Quinlan F., ÖZDÜR İ. T., Delfyett P. J.

ELECTRONICS LETTERS, vol.43, no.5, pp.304-306, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1049/el:20073933
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.304-306
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


It is reported that the spur-free dynamic range (SFDR) of an optically hornodyned serrodyne signal depends on the relative phase difference between the beating optical waves. By optimising this parameter, a I MHz tone with 63 dB SFDR has been synthesised, which is the highest serrodyne SFDR ever reported.