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IEEE Photonics Society Los Angeles Chapter
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Nonlinear optical corrections to RF over fiber
Professor Ozdal Boyraz
Department of Electrical Engineering, UC Irvine
November 18, 2014, 3-4pm
Maxwell Room, Engineering IV, Room 57-124
Abstract: RF over fiber provides clear advantages for applications at super high frequency (SHF) and beyond. However, clear advantages from low transmission loss and immunity to interfaces are hindered by dynamic range and intermodulation distortions. In this talk I will give a brief overview of all optical solutions that use optical nonlinearity to compensate these distortions. With the advent of high power fiber lasers, RF over fiber can now have access to highly coherent narrow bandwidth lasers. I will address the issues arising from high coherence, as well as the ultimate signal to noise ratio that can be achieved. Additionally, I will provide overview of recent developments on planar optical surfaces for near-IR and mid-IR applications.
Biography: Dr. Ozdal Boyraz received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1997 and 2001, respectively. After two years of industrial work experience he joined the University of California, Los Angeles as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2003. In 2005, he joined UCI as an assistant professor in the EECS department. Since 2010 he has been an associate professor at UC Irvine. His research areas include optoelectronic devices, optical communications systems and Optical Signal Processing. He has over 150 journal and conference publications and 4 issued patents. He is a recipient of the 2010 DARPA Young Faculty Award. Dr. Boyraz is a member of IEEE, OSA and SPIE.