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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12312–12324

True-time delay line with separate carrier tuning using dual-parallel MZM and stimulated Brillouin scattering-induced slow light

Wei Li, Ning Hua Zhu, Li Xian Wang, Jia Sheng Wang, Jian Guo Liu, Yu Liu, Xiao Qiong Qi, Liang Xie, Wei Chen, Xin Wang, and Wei Han  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12312-12324 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.012312


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a novel tunable true-time delay line with separate carrier tuning using dual-parallel Mach-Zehnder modulator and stimulated Brillouin scattering-induced slow light. The phase of the optical carrier can be continuously and precisely controlled by simply adjusting the dc bias of the dual-parallel Mach-Zehnder modulator. In addition, both the slow light and single-sideband modulation can be simultaneously achieved in the stimulated Brillouin scattering process with three types of configuration. Finally, the true-time delay technique is clearly verified by a two-tap incoherent microwave photonic filter as the free spectral range of the filter is changed.

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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
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2011
Published: June 9, 2011

Citation
Wei Li, Ning Hua Zhu, Li Xian Wang, Jia Sheng Wang, Jian Guo Liu, Yu Liu, Xiao Qiong Qi, Liang Xie, Wei Chen, Xin Wang, and Wei Han, "True-time delay line with separate carrier tuning using dual-parallel MZM and stimulated Brillouin scattering-induced slow light," Opt. Express 19, 12312-12324 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-13-12312


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