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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6231–6242

Single passband microwave photonic filter using continuous-time impulse response

Thomas X. H. Huang, Xiaoke Yi, and Robert A. Minasian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6231-6242 (2011)

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A single passband microwave photonic signal processor based on continuous time impulse response that has high resolution, multiple-taps and baseband-free response as well as exhibiting a square-top passband and tunability, is presented. The design and synthesis of the frequency response are based on a full systematic model for single passband microwave photonic filters to account for arbitrary spectrum slice shapes, which for the first time investigates the combined effects from both the dispersion-induced carrier suppression effect and the RF decay effect due to the spectrum slice width, to enable the optimum design to be realized by utilizing the carrier suppression effect to improve the filter performance. Experimental results demonstrate a high order microwave filter showing high resolution single passband filtering as well as exhibiting reconfiguration, square-top passband and tunability, for the first time to our best knowledge.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(070.2615) Fourier optics and signal processing : Frequency filtering

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2011
Published: March 18, 2011

Thomas X. H. Huang, Xiaoke Yi, and Robert A. Minasian, "Single passband microwave photonic filter using continuous-time impulse response," Opt. Express 19, 6231-6242 (2011)

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