This thesis proposes and explores a new technique to double the frequency of a RF-over-fiber signal in a linear fashion. The technique is based on combining the output of a well-known, commercial decide (the Mach Zehnder Modulator) in a new fashion that has not been previously explored. This new combination technique uses polarization diversity of the electric field and a time shift. Analysis is performed using Taylor series and Jacobi-Anger expansions, as well as numerical analysis.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Optoelectronics; Modulation (Electronics); Optical fibers
Electrical Engineering (MS)
Department, Program, or Center
Electrical Engineering (KGCOE)
Maafa, Mohamed, "Frequency Doubling of RF-Over-Fiber Signal Based on Mach Zehnder Modulator" (2016). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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