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Mode-locked laser timing jitter limitation in optically enabled, spectrally sliced ADCs

  title={Mode-locked laser timing jitter limitation in optically enabled, spectrally sliced ADCs},
  author={Andrea Zazzi and Juliana Muller and Sergiy Gudyriev and Pablo Marin-Palomo and Dengyang Fang and J. Christoph Scheytt and Christian Koos and Jeremy Witzens},
  journal={arXiv: Signal Processing},
Novel analog-to-digital converter (ADC) architectures are motivated by the demand for rising sampling rates and effective number of bits (ENOB). The main limitation on ENOB in purely electrical ADCs lies in the relatively high jitter of oscillators, in the order of a few tens of fs for state-of-the-art components. When compared to the extremely low jitter obtained with best-in-class Ti:sapphire mode-locked lasers (MLL), in the attosecond range, it is apparent that a mixed electrical-optical… 

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