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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3272–3274

Microwave photonic phase shifter based on birefringence effects in a semiconductor optical amplifier

Han Chen, Mingming Sun, Yi Ding, and Xiaohan Sun  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 17, pp. 3272-3274 (2013)

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A continuously tunable microwave photonic (MWP) phase shifter based on birefringence effects in a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) is presented and the theoretical fundamentals of the design are explained. This proposed device provides a high efficiency phase-shift tuning range beyond 2πrad by controlling the SOA launch power. A prototype of the MWP phase shifter with a frequency of 10 GHz and 2πrad tuning range is experimentally demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

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Original Manuscript: May 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2013
Published: August 21, 2013

Han Chen, Mingming Sun, Yi Ding, and Xiaohan Sun, "Microwave photonic phase shifter based on birefringence effects in a semiconductor optical amplifier," Opt. Lett. 38, 3272-3274 (2013)

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