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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2013
  • pp: 579–581

High-speed microwave photonic switch for millimeter-wave ultra-wideband signal generation

Li Xian Wang, Wei Li, Jian Yu Zheng, Hui Wang, Jian Guo Liu, and Ning Hua Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 579-581 (2013)

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We propose a scheme for generating millimeter-wave (MMW) ultra-wideband (UWB) signal that is free from low-frequency components and a residual local oscillator. The system consists of two cascaded polarization modulators and is equivalent to a high-speed microwave photonic switch, which truncates a sinusoidal MMW into short pulses. The polarity switchability of the generated MMW-UWB pulse is also demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(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:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: November 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2013
Published: February 14, 2013

Li Xian Wang, Wei Li, Jian Yu Zheng, Hui Wang, Jian Guo Liu, and Ning Hua Zhu, "High-speed microwave photonic switch for millimeter-wave ultra-wideband signal generation," Opt. Lett. 38, 579-581 (2013)

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