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DESIGN OF A PIXEL SCALE OPTICAL POWER METER SUITABLE FOR INCORPORATION IN A MULTI-TECHNOLOGY FPGA

by PATEL, PRERNA D.

Abstract (Summary)
Over the years, FPGA devices have proven to be a valuable tool for engineers that allows faster development time and greater design flexibility. While current FPGA devices excel at facilitating the implementation of digital designs, they do not yet bring these same benefits to systems containing non-traditional multi-technology features such as optoelectronics, MEMS, and microwave devices. The goal of the MT-FPGA project is to take steps to bring the advantages of FPGA to these types of systems. One component identified for use within an MT-FPGA is an optical power meter system. This paper outlines the details of a pixel scale optical power meter that has been designed for use with the MT-FPGA project. The first part of this paper discusses the motivation behind the design of the MTB and outlines the project goals and constraints. Afterwards, the subject turns to the circuit design choices and other implementation details. Finally, the simulation and testing results are presented and analyzed.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:optical power meter mix signal variable gain amplifier adc

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Date of Publication:01/01/2004

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