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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 23286–23294

Si3N4 ring resonator-based microwave photonic notch filter with an ultrahigh peak rejection

David Marpaung, Blair Morrison, Ravi Pant, Chris Roeloffzen, Arne Leinse, Marcel Hoekman, Rene Heideman, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 23286-23294 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.023286


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Abstract

We report a simple technique in microwave photonic (MWP) signal processing that allows the use of an optical filter with a shallow notch to exhibit a microwave notch filter with anomalously high rejection level. We implement this technique using a low-loss, tunable Si3N4 optical ring resonator as the optical filter, and achieved an MWP notch filter with an ultra-high peak rejection > 60 dB, a tunable high resolution bandwidth of 247-840 MHz, and notch frequency tuning of 2-8 GHz. To our knowledge, this is a record combined peak rejection and resolution for an integrated MWP filter.

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OCIS Codes
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2013
Published: September 24, 2013

Citation
David Marpaung, Blair Morrison, Ravi Pant, Chris Roeloffzen, Arne Leinse, Marcel Hoekman, Rene Heideman, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Si3N4 ring resonator-based microwave photonic notch filter with an ultrahigh peak rejection," Opt. Express 21, 23286-23294 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-20-23286


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