We demonstrate the application of optical combs to implement microwave photonic filters with large number of taps. By utilizing optical delay and line-by-line pulse shaping we are able to tune and program the filter’s bandpass.
© 2010 IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Photonics Society, OSA, Telcordia
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics
E. Hamidi, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, "Tunable Microwave Photonic Filter with Programmable Apodization Based on Optical Comb," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OThF4.
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