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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 631–639

A novel approach to photonic generation of RF binary digital modulation signals

Peng Xiang, Xiaoping Zheng, Hanyi Zhang, Yuquan Li, and Yinfang Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 631-639 (2013)

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A novel approach to photonically generate binary digital modulation radio frequency (RF) signals is proposed. In the proposed system, the short optical pulses are converted into high frequency RF signals based on optical pulse shaping followed by dispersion induced frequency-to-time mapping technique. And the generated signals are coded using a fast electro-optical switch based on polarization modulation. By properly configuring the system, binary digital modulation signals, including amplitude-shift keying (ASK), frequency-shift keying (FSK) and phase-shift keying (PSK) with required bit pattern are generated in the optical domain. A model describing the signal generation system is derived, which is verified via both simulations and a proof-of-concept experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2012
Published: January 7, 2013

Peng Xiang, Xiaoping Zheng, Hanyi Zhang, Yuquan Li, and Yinfang Chen, "A novel approach to photonic generation of RF binary digital modulation signals," Opt. Express 21, 631-639 (2013)

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