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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6728–6736

Nonlinear dispersion-based incoherent photonic processing for microwave pulse generation with full reconfigurability

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

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6728-6736 (2012)

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A novel all-optical technique based on the incoherent processing of optical signals using high-order dispersive elements is analyzed for microwave arbitrary pulse generation. We show an approach which allows a full reconfigurability of a pulse in terms of chirp, envelope and central frequency by the proper control of the second-order dispersion and the incoherent optical source power distribution, achieving large values of time-bandwidth product.

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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

Original Manuscript: January 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2012
Published: March 7, 2012

Mario Bolea, José Mora, Beatriz Ortega, and José Capmany, "Nonlinear dispersion-based incoherent photonic processing for microwave pulse generation with full reconfigurability," Opt. Express 20, 6728-6736 (2012)

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