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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4699–4701

Single passband microwave photonic filter with wideband tunability and adjustable bandwidth

Tong Chen, Xiaoke Yi, Liwei Li, and Robert Minasian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 22, pp. 4699-4701 (2012)

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A new and simple structure for a single passband microwave photonic filter is presented. It is based on using an electro-optical phase modulator and a tunable optical filter and only requires a single wavelength source and a single photodetector. Experimental results are presented that demonstrate a single passband, flat-top radio-frequency filter response without free spectral range limitations, along with the capability of tuning the center frequency and filter bandwidth independently.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 31, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 30, 2012
Published: November 9, 2012

Tong Chen, Xiaoke Yi, Liwei Li, and Robert Minasian, "Single passband microwave photonic filter with wideband tunability and adjustable bandwidth," Opt. Lett. 37, 4699-4701 (2012)

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