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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3934–3936

Multiple-bipolar-tap tunable spectrum sliced microwave photonic filter

Tong Chen, Xiaoke Yi, Thomas Huang, and Robert A. Minasian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 3934-3936 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003934


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Abstract

A spectrum sliced microwave photonic signal processor structure, which is all-fiber based and features simplicity, together with the ability to realize tunability, reconfigurability, bipolar taps, and multiple-tap rf filtering, is presented. It is based on thermally controlled optical slicing filters induced into two linearly chirped fiber Bragg gratings. Experimental results demonstrate the realization of versatile microwave photonic filters with frequency tunable, reconfiguration, and bipolar-tap generation capabilities.

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OCIS Codes
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(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: July 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2010
Published: November 23, 2010

Citation
Tong Chen, Xiaoke Yi, Thomas Huang, and Robert A. Minasian, "Multiple-bipolar-tap tunable spectrum sliced microwave photonic filter," Opt. Lett. 35, 3934-3936 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-23-3934


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