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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26259–26267

Photonic arbitrary waveform generation applicable to multiband UWB communications

Mario Bolea, José Mora, Beatriz Ortega, and José Capmany  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26259-26267 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.026259


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Abstract

A novel photonic structure for arbitrary waveform generation (AWG) is proposed based on the electrooptical intensity modulation of a broadband optical signal which is transmitted by a dispersive element and the optoelectrical processing is realized by combining an interferometric structure with balanced photodetection. The generated waveform can be fully reconfigured through the control of the optical source power spectrum and the interferometric structure. The use of balanced photodetection permits to remove the baseband component of the generated signal which is relevant in certain applications. We have theoretically described and experimentally demonstrated the feasibility of the system by means of the generation of different pulse shapes. Specifically, the proposed structure has been applicable to generate Multiband UWB signaling formats regarding to the FCC requirements in order to show the flexibility of the system.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2010
Published: December 1, 2010

Citation
Mario Bolea, José Mora, Beatriz Ortega, and José Capmany, "Photonic arbitrary waveform generation applicable to multiband UWB communications," Opt. Express 18, 26259-26267 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-25-26259


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