Table of Contents

Preface

Abbreviation Glossary

Chapter 1: General Points

1.1. Microwave photonic links

1.2. Link description

1.3. Signal to transmit

1.4. Limitations of microwave photonic links

1.5. The components and characteristics of microwave photonic links

Chapter 2: Generation and Modulation of Light

2.1. Laser

2.2. Electro-optic modulator: EOM

2.3. Electro-absorption modulator: EAM

Chapter 3: Optical Fibers and Amplifiers

3.1. Optical fibers

3.2. Optical amplifiers

3.3. Appendix: modal analysis of propagation in a fiber

Chapter 4: Photodetectors

4.1. Photodetector definition

4.2. Photodiodes

4.3. Phototransistors

4.4. Appendix

Chapter 5: Performance of Microwave Photonic Links

5.1. Microwave photonic links: diagrams and definitions

5.2. Optomicrowave S-parameters and gains of each photonic link component

5.3. Microwave photonic links optomicrowave S-parameters and gains

5.4. Comparison of different link gains

5.5. Direct modulation microwave photonic link optomicrowave noise figures

5.6. External modulation microwave photonic link optomicrowave noise figure

5.7. Comparisons of different link noise figures

5.8. Microwave photonic link nonlinearity: distortion phenomena

5.9. Microwave photonic link interference-free dynamic range

5.10. Appendix

Chapter 6: Complement to Microwave Photonic Link Performances

6.1. Microwave signal attenuation during double sideband modulation

6.2. Modulator structures for optical carrier or high and low sideband removal

6.3. Degradation of a ...

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