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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Oct. 25, 2010
  • pp: 22906–22914

Orthogonally polarized optical single sideband modulation for microwave photonics processing using stimulated Brillouin scattering

Mikel Sagues and Alayn Loayssa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 22906-22914 (2010)

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We present a novel technique to generate orthogonally polarized optical single sideband modulated signals. The modulation scheme is based on all optical stimulated Brillouin scattering processing of the optical carrier of an optical single sideband modulated signal, by means of the polarization state dragging induced by this non-linear effect. This modulation technique can be used in several microwave photonics applications, such as antenna beamforming or microwave photonics filters. In order to perform a proof-of-concept experiment, the orthogonal modulator is deployed for the implementation of an RF phase-shifter.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2010
Published: October 14, 2010

Mikel Sagues and Alayn Loayssa, "Orthogonally polarized optical single sideband modulation for microwave photonics processing using stimulated Brillouin scattering," Opt. Express 18, 22906-22914 (2010)

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