Thursday, October 18
Microwave Over Fiber: Applications and Performance
Allen Katz, Linear Space Technology/Linear Photonics LLC and the College of New Jersey, USA
John A. MacDonald, Linear Photonics LLC, USA
Speakers: Allen Katz
Abstract: Microwave photonics is the practice of using optical carriers to generate, process, or distribute signals in the microwave spectrum. In this presentation techniques for the distribution of microwave signals are described. These systems employ microwave links that involve 1) the modulation and demodulation of microwave information with respect to an optical carrier, 2) the propagation of the modulated signal on fiber optical cables, and 3) the limitations to the fidelity of the signal, both linear and non linear processes. Topics as radio over fiber, fiber optics cables, photodiodes, optical modulations, Mach- Zehnder and direct modulators, and applications in space communications will be discussed.
Founder and President of Linear Space Technology/Linear Photonics LLC and The College of New Jersey, USA
Dr. Allen Katz is a professor of Electrical/Computer Engineering at The College of New Jersey. He is founder and President of Linearizer Technology, Inc, which now includes Linear Photonics, LLC and Linear Space Technology, LLC.
He received his doctorate and baccalaureate degrees in electrical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a master’s in electrical engineering from Rutgers University. He holds 17 patents and has written more than 100 technical publications.
He received the IEEE’s Microwave Society’s (MTT) Application Award in 2015 for his work in linearization of power amplifiers, the IEEE Microwave Magazine Best Paper Award in 2010 and the William Randolph Lovelace II Award for outstanding contributions to space science and technology from the American Astronautical Society in 2002.
Dr. Katz is a Fellow of the IEEE and a past MTT Distinguished Microwave Lecturer.