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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28914–28921

High-order UWB pulses scheme to generate multilevel modulation formats based on incoherent optical sources

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

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28914-28921 (2013)

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We present a high-order UWB pulses generator based on a microwave photonic filter which provides a set of positive and negative samples by using the slicing of an incoherent optical source and the phase inversion in a Mach-Zehnder modulator. The simple scalability and high reconfigurability of the system permit a better accomplishment of the FCC requirements. Moreover, the proposed scheme permits an easy adaptation to pulse amplitude modulation, bi phase modulation, pulse shape modulation and pulse position modulation. The flexibility of the scheme for being adaptable to multilevel modulation formats permits to increase the transmission bit rate by using hybrid modulation formats.

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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: September 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2013
Published: November 15, 2013

Mario Bolea, José Mora, Beatriz Ortega, and José Capmany, "High-order UWB pulses scheme to generate multilevel modulation formats based on incoherent optical sources," Opt. Express 21, 28914-28921 (2013)

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