Sampling of Electronic Signals Using Optical Pulses

CIT No. 
2721
Date Issued: 
April 17, 2001
Patent Number: 
6,219,172
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Inventors: 
Amnon Yariv
Abstract: 
A device and technique to sample an analog signal by optical pulses at a high sampling rate. Parallel analog-to-digital conversion channels can be implemented to achieve high-speed analog-to-digital conversion.