Publication # 348

348. M. Jarrahi, D. A. B. Miller, R. F. W. Pease, and T. H. Lee, “Optical Spatially Quantized High Performance Analog-to-digital Conversion,” Conference of Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO ’07), Baltimore, Maryland, May 2007, Paper CWJ7

We present an optical spatial quantized analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and
experimentally demonstrate 8-level quantization consuming only 7.2pJ per quantization operation. Measured 8ps full-width half-maximum photodetector outputs, promises the potential of realizing a 3bit 125GS/s ADC.

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