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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 20 — Sep. 24, 2012
  • pp: 22728–22734

Fully-tunable microwave photonic filter with complex coefficients using tunable delay lines based on frequency-time conversions

Arash Mokhtari, Stefan Preußler, Kambiz Jamshidi, Mahmood Akbari, and Thomas Schneider  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 22728-22734 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.022728


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Abstract

A fully electrically tunable microwave photonic filter is realized by the implementation of delay lines based on frequency-time conversion. The frequency response and free spectral range (FSR) of the filter can be engineered by a simple electrical tuning of the delay lines. The method has the capability of being integrated on a silicon photonic platform. In the experiment, a 2-tap tunable microwave photonic filter with a 3-dB bandwidth of 2.55 GHz, a FSR of 4.016 GHz, a FSR maximum tuning range from −354 MHz to 354 MHz and a full FSR translation range is achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(130.2035) Integrated optics : Dispersion compensation devices
(070.2615) Fourier optics and signal processing : Frequency filtering
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 23, 2012
Published: September 19, 2012

Citation
Arash Mokhtari, Stefan Preußler, Kambiz Jamshidi, Mahmood Akbari, and Thomas Schneider, "Fully-tunable microwave photonic filter with complex coefficients using tunable delay lines based on frequency-time conversions," Opt. Express 20, 22728-22734 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-20-22728


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