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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Mar. 10, 2014
  • pp: 4896–4907

Fiber-distributed Ultra-wideband noise radar with steerable power spectrum and colorless base station

Jianyu Zheng, Hui Wang, Jianbin Fu, Li Wei, Shilong Pan, Lixian Wang, Jianguo Liu, and Ninghua Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 4896-4907 (2014)

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A fiber-distributed Ultra-wideband (UWB) noise radar was achieved, which consists of a chaotic UWB noise source based on optoelectronic oscillator (OEO), a fiber-distributed transmission link, a colorless base station (BS), and a cross-correlation processing module. Due to a polarization modulation based microwave photonic filter and an electrical UWB pass-band filter embedded in the feedback loop of the OEO, the power spectrum of chaotic UWB signal could be shaped and notch-filtered to avoid the spectrum-overlay-induced interference to the narrow band signals. Meanwhile, the wavelength-reusing could be implemented in the BS by means of the distributed polarization modulation-to-intensity modulation conversion. The experimental comparison for range finding was carried out as the chaotic UWB signal was notch-filtered at 5.2 GHz and 7.8 GHz or not. Measured results indicate that space resolution with cm-level could be realized after 3-km fiber transmission thanks to the excellent self-correlation property of the UWB noise signal provided by the OEO. The performance deterioration of the radar raised by the energy loss of the notch-filtered noise signal was negligible.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(280.5600) Remote sensing and sensors : Radar
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

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Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 25, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2014
Published: February 24, 2014

Jianyu Zheng, Hui Wang, Jianbin Fu, Li Wei, Shilong Pan, Lixian Wang, Jianguo Liu, and Ninghua Zhu, "Fiber-distributed Ultra-wideband noise radar with steerable power spectrum and colorless base station," Opt. Express 22, 4896-4907 (2014)

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