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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3892–3894

Photonically enabled agile rf waveform generation by optical comb shifting

Christopher M. Long, Daniel E. Leaird, and Andrew M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 3892-3894 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003892


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Abstract

We present a photonically enabled rf arbitrary waveform generator that can rapidly switch between two output waveforms. This method is based on line-by-line shaping of an optical comb and then converting the optical pulses to rf waveforms with a fast photodetector. It uses a single diode laser as the optical source and selects different patterns preprogrammed into an optical pulse shaper by shifting the laser frequency. We demonstrate minimum update delay times of 0.45 ns .

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OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(070.6110) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial filtering
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2010
Published: November 18, 2010

Citation
Christopher M. Long, Daniel E. Leaird, and Andrew M. Weiner, "Photonically enabled agile rf waveform generation by optical comb shifting," Opt. Lett. 35, 3892-3894 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-23-3892

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