Generation of Ultra Low Jitter Optical Pulses for Digital Processing of Millimeter Wave Signals
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Roger Jones
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F & H Applied Science Associates Inc

900 Briggs Road Suite 320
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
   (856) 235-6781
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   03
County:   Burlington

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Digital signal processing of microwave and millimeter wave signals, particularly RADAR and electronic warfare signals, is a key element of future missile defense sensor systems. High-speed, high-resolution photonic analog-to-digital conversion, is an enabling technology for the next generation of high performance millimeter wave systems (radar, electronic warfare, communications) and advanced digital beam forming array systems. The ability to directly digitize RF signals at the antenna element significantly reduces the complexity, size, and cost of multi-element array millimeter wave systems The specific goal of this proposed program is to develop a new generation of compact solid state lasers for low jitter clock signal generation to be used in high speed, high resolution analog to photonic digital converters (ADC) for microwave and millimeter wave signal processing. The use of these microchip lasers is expected to produce low jitter clock pulses with timing jitter as low as 0.01 picoseconds and rates as high as 100 GHz

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