Abstract

A full-band direct-conversion receiver using a microwave photonic in-phase and quadrature (I/Q) mixer is proposed and experimentally evaluated in terms of radio frequency (RF) range, port isolation, phase imbalance, conversion gain, noise figure, spurious-free dynamic range, and error vector magnitude. The proposed microwave photonic I/Q mixer shows significant advantages in local oscillator leakage and I/Q phase imbalance over entire RF bands, which are recognized as major drawbacks of conventional direct-conversion receivers.

© 2017 Chinese Laser Press

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