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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21475–21484

On-chip CMOS compatible reconfigurable optical delay line with separate carrier tuning for microwave photonic signal processing

Maurizio Burla, David Marpaung, Leimeng Zhuang, Chris Roeloffzen, Muhammad Rezaul Khan, Arne Leinse, Marcel Hoekman, and René Heideman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21475-21484 (2011)

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We report, for the first time, an integrated photonic signal processor consisting of a reconfigurable optical delay line (ODL) with a separate carrier tuning (SCT) unit and an optical sideband filter on a single CMOS compatible photonic chip. The processing functionalities are carried out with optical ring resonators as building blocks. We show that the integrated approach together with the use of SCT technique allows the implementation of a wideband, fully-tunable ODL with reduced complexity. To highlight the functionalities of the processor, we demonstrate a reconfigurable microwave photonic filter where the ODL has been configured in a bandwidth over 1 GHz.

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OCIS Codes
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2011
Published: October 17, 2011

Maurizio Burla, David Marpaung, Leimeng Zhuang, Chris Roeloffzen, Muhammad Rezaul Khan, Arne Leinse, Marcel Hoekman, and René Heideman, "On-chip CMOS compatible reconfigurable optical delay line with separate carrier tuning for microwave photonic signal processing," Opt. Express 19, 21475-21484 (2011)

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