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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2012
  • pp: 2935–2940

Chaotic ultra-wideband radio generator based on an optoelectronic oscillator with a built-in microwave photonic filter

Li Xian Wang, Ning Hua Zhu, Jian Yu Zheng, Jian Guo Liu, and Wei Li  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 15, pp. 2935-2940 (2012)

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We induce a microwave photonic bandpass filter into an optoelectronic oscillator to generate a chaotic ultra-wideband signal in both the optical and electrical domain. The theoretical analysis and numerical simulation indicate that this system is capable of generating band-limited high-dimensional chaos. Experimental results coincide well with the theoretical prediction and show that the power spectrum of the generated chaotic signal basically meets the Federal Communications Commission indoor mask. The generated chaotic carrier is further intensity modulated by a 10 MHz square wave, and the waveform of the output ultra-wideband signal is measured for demonstrating the chaotic on-off keying modulation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2012
Published: May 16, 2012

Li Xian Wang, Ning Hua Zhu, Jian Yu Zheng, Jian Guo Liu, and Wei Li, "Chaotic ultra-wideband radio generator based on an optoelectronic oscillator with a built-in microwave photonic filter," Appl. Opt. 51, 2935-2940 (2012)

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