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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 18372–18378

Simultaneous generation of a frequency-multiplied and phase-shifted microwave signal with large tunability

Danqi Feng, Heng Xie, Guodong Chen, Lifen Qian, and Junqiang Sun  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 18372-18378 (2014)

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We demonstrate a photonic approach to simultaneously realize a frequency-multiplied and phase-shifted microwave signal based on the birefringence effects in the high nonlinear fiber. The phase shift caused by asymmetric variations in refractive indexes of fiber between two orthogonal polarization states is introduced into two coherent harmonic of the modulated signals. By beating the phase-modulated sidebands, a frequency-multiplied microwave signal is generated and its phase can be adjusted by simply controlling the pump power. A microwave signal at doubled- or quadrupled-frequency with a full 2π phase shift is obtained over a frequency range from 10 GHz to 30 GHz. The proposed approach has the potential applications in the system with larger-broadband, higher-frequency and -data-rate system, even to handle a multi-wavelength operation.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(280.5110) Remote sensing and sensors : Phased-array radar
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
RF and Microwave Photonics

Original Manuscript: May 12, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2014
Published: July 22, 2014

Danqi Feng, Heng Xie, Guodong Chen, Lifen Qian, and Junqiang Sun, "Simultaneous generation of a frequency-multiplied and phase-shifted microwave signal with large tunability," Opt. Express 22, 18372-18378 (2014)

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