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  • Editor: Anthony J Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2007
  • pp: 23–25

Tunable and reconfigurable photonic microwave filter based on stimulated Brillouin scattering

B. Vidal, M. A. Piqueras, and J. Martí  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 1, pp. 23-25 (2007)

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A high Q-factor photonic microwave filter showing tuning and reshaping capabilities and based on stimulated Brillouin scattering is demonstrated. The filter bandpass can be continuously tuned, changing the microwave oscillator used to generate the pump power, and the filter shape can be modified by modulating the microwave tone. A single bandpass over the microwave spectrum can be obtained by using single-sideband suppressed carrier modulation. Experimental results demonstrate the wide tuning range of the filter, its reshaping capability, and Q factor of 670.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 2, 2006
Published: December 13, 2006

B. Vidal, M. A. Piqueras, and J. Martí, "Tunable and reconfigurable photonic microwave filter based on stimulated Brillouin scattering," Opt. Lett. 32, 23-25 (2007)

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