A time-gated filter is demonstrated that converts a double-sideband radio-frequency waveform on a pulsed optically chirped carrier into a single sideband waveform. The filter is used to reduce the dispersion penalty in time-stretch ADCs.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics
J. Chou, T. S. Rose, J. A. Conway, G. C. Valley, and B. Jalali, "Time-Gated Filter for Sideband Suppression," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CThB6.
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