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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2263–2270

Analysis and Compensation of Third-Order Dispersion Induced RF Distortions in Highly Reconfigurable Microwave Photonic Filters

Xiaoxiao Xue, Xiaoping Zheng, Hanyi Zhang, and Bingkun Zhou

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 31, Issue 13, pp. 2263-2270 (2013)


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Abstract

A scheme to perform high-quality-factor (Q) reconfigurable microwave photonic filtering with the optical third-order dispersion (TOD) induced radiofrequency (RF) distortions compensated is demonstrated. A detailed investigation of the TOD induced RF distortions is presented both theoretically and experimentally. By programming the optical spectrum in one arm of the Mach-Zehnder structure, the distortions can be completely eliminated, giving rise to ideal RF transfer function which can achieve very high Q factors. The experimentally demonstrated Q factors are 634 and 76 when the RF center is tuned to 18 GHz and the passband shape is configured to be sinc-shape and flat-top respectively, the highest values ever reported for a single-bandpass, complex-tap, and reconfigurable microwave photonic filter.

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Xiaoxiao Xue, Xiaoping Zheng, Hanyi Zhang, and Bingkun Zhou, "Analysis and Compensation of Third-Order Dispersion Induced RF Distortions in Highly Reconfigurable Microwave Photonic Filters," J. Lightwave Technol. 31, 2263-2270 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-31-13-2263

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