All-Dielectric Photonic-Assisted Radio Front-End Technology
demonstrated an all-dielectric photonic-assisted receiver. This RF receiver front-end features a complete absence of electronic circuitry and metal interconnects, the traditional ‘soft spots’ of a conventional RF receiver. The device exploits a dielectric resonator antenna to capture and deliver the RF signal onto an electro-optic field sensor. The dielectric approach has an added benefit in that it reduces the physical size of the front end, an important benefit in mobile applications.
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 A. Ayazi, R. C. J. Hsu, B. Houshmand, W. H. Steier, and B. Jalali, “All-dielectric photonic-assisted wireless receiver,” Optics Express 16, 1742 (2007)