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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 26 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 27359–27370

A photonic chip based frequency discriminator for a high performance microwave photonic link

David Marpaung, Chris Roeloffzen, Arne Leinse, and Marcel Hoekman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 26, pp. 27359-27370 (2010)

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We report a high performance phase modulation direct detection microwave photonic link employing a photonic chip as a frequency discriminator. The photonic chip consists of five optical ring resonators (ORRs) which are fully programmable using thermo-optical tuning. In this discriminator a drop-port response of an ORR is cascaded with a through response of another ORR to yield a linear phase modulation (PM) to intensity modulation (IM) conversion. The balanced photonic link employing the PM to IM conversion exhibits high second-order and third-order input intercept points of + 46 dBm and + 36 dBm, respectively, which are simultaneously achieved at one bias point.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2010
Published: December 13, 2010

David Marpaung, Chris Roeloffzen, Arne Leinse, and Marcel Hoekman, "A photonic chip based frequency discriminator for a high performance microwave photonic link," Opt. Express 18, 27359-27370 (2010)

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