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Title: Integrated unaligned resonant modulator tuning

Methods and systems for tuning a resonant modulator are disclosed. One method includes receiving a carrier signal modulated by the resonant modulator with a stream of data having an approximately equal number of high and low bits, determining an average power of the modulated carrier signal, comparing the average power to a predetermined threshold, and operating a tuning device coupled to the resonant modulator based on the comparison of the average power and the predetermined threshold. One system includes an input structure, a plurality of processing elements, and a digital control element. The input structure is configured to receive, from the resonant modulator, a modulated carrier signal. The plurality of processing elements are configured to determine an average power of the modulated carrier signal. The digital control element is configured to operate a tuning device coupled to the resonant modulator based on the average power of the modulated carrier signal.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1397232
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC SNL-A
Patent Number(s):
9,780,870
Application Number:
14/502,062
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Sep 30
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

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