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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 16 — Aug. 9, 2004
  • pp: 3814–3819

All-optical bandpass microwave filter based on an electro-optic phase modulator

Fei Zeng and Jianping Yao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 16, pp. 3814-3819 (2004)

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A novel all-optical microwave filter with a frequency response equivalent to a bandpass filter is presented. An electro-optic phase modulator combined with a dispersive device is employed to eliminate the baseband resonance of a typical lowpass filter. A two-tap bandpass transversal microwave filter with a null-to-null bandwidth of 8.8 GHz and a 35-dB notch rejection level is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 8, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2004
Published: August 9, 2004

Fei Zeng and Jianping Yao, "All-optical bandpass microwave filter based on an electro-optic phase modulator," Opt. Express 12, 3814-3819 (2004)

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