Abstract

A photonic approach for the generation of an amplitude- and phase-modulated microwave signal with tunable frequency and modulation bit-rate is proposed and demonstrated. Two coherent optical wavelengths are generated based on external modulation by biasing a Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) at the minimum transmission point to generate ±1-order optical sidebands while suppressing the optical carrier. The two sidebands are sent to a circulator and are then spectrally separated by a fiber Bragg grating notch filter. With one sideband being amplitude-modulated at another MZM and the other being phase-modulated at a phase modulator, a frequency-tunable amplitude- and phase-modulated microwave signal is generated by beating the two sidebands at a photodetector. The proposed technique is investigated theoretically and experimentally. As a result, a 20-GHz amplitude-modulated, 20-GHz phase-modulated, and 25-GHz amplitude- and phase-modulated microwave signals with tunable modulation bit-rate are experimentally generated.

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2012 (1)

S. J. B. Yoo, R. P. Scott, D. J. Geisler, N. K. Fontaine, and F. M. Soares, IEEE Trans. Terahertz Sci. Technol. 2, 167 (2012).

2011 (3)

Z. Li, W. Li, H. Chi, X. Zhang, and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 712 (2011).

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2010 (1)

S. Pan and J. Yao, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theor. Technol. 58, 1967(2010).

2009 (1)

2008 (3)

H.-J. Song, N. Shimizu, T. Furuta, K. Suizu, H. Ito, and T. Nagatsuma, J. Lightwave Technol. 26, 2521 (2008).

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2007 (4)

J. Zhang, H. Chen, M. Chen, T. Wang, and S. Xie, Opt. Lett. 32, 1020 (2007).

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2006 (2)

X. Chen, Z. Deng, and J. Yao, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theor. Technol. 54, 804 (2006).

G. Qi, J. Yao, J. Seregelyi, S. Paquet, C. Belisle, X. Zhang, K. Wu, and R. Kashyap, J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 4861 (2006).

2005 (1)

2004 (1)

G. Qi, J. Yao, J. Seregelyi, S. Paquet, and C. Belisle, Proc. SPIE 5579, 673 (2004).

2003 (1)

J. Chou, Y. Han, and B. Jalali, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 581 (2003).

2002 (2)

J. D. McKinney, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Opt. Lett. 27, 1345 (2002).

A. J. Seeds, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theor. Technol. 50, 877 (2002).

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Belisle, C.

Chen, H.

J. Zhang, H. Chen, M. Chen, T. Wang, and S. Xie, Opt. Lett. 32, 1020 (2007).

J. Zhang, H. Chen, M. Chen, T. Wang, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1057 (2007).

Chen, J.

C.-T. Lin, P.-T. Shih, J. Chen, W.-Q. Xue, P.-C. Peng, and S. Chi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 1027 (2008).

Chen, M.

J. Zhang, H. Chen, M. Chen, T. Wang, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1057 (2007).

J. Zhang, H. Chen, M. Chen, T. Wang, and S. Xie, Opt. Lett. 32, 1020 (2007).

Chen, X.

X. Chen, Z. Deng, and J. Yao, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theor. Technol. 54, 804 (2006).

Chi, H.

Z. Li, W. Li, H. Chi, X. Zhang, and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 712 (2011).

Z. Li, M. Li, H. Chi, X. Zhang, and J. Yao, IEEE Microw. Wireless Compon. Lett. 21, 694 (2011).

H. Chi and J. Yao, IEEE Microw. Wireless Compon. Lett. 18, 371 (2008).

H. Chi and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 768 (2007).

Chi, S.

C.-T. Lin, P.-T. Shih, J. Chen, W.-Q. Xue, P.-C. Peng, and S. Chi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 1027 (2008).

Chou, J.

J. Chou, Y. Han, and B. Jalali, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 581 (2003).

Dai, Y.

Deng, Z.

X. Chen, Z. Deng, and J. Yao, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theor. Technol. 54, 804 (2006).

Fontaine, N. K.

S. J. B. Yoo, R. P. Scott, D. J. Geisler, N. K. Fontaine, and F. M. Soares, IEEE Trans. Terahertz Sci. Technol. 2, 167 (2012).

Furuta, T.

Geisler, D. J.

S. J. B. Yoo, R. P. Scott, D. J. Geisler, N. K. Fontaine, and F. M. Soares, IEEE Trans. Terahertz Sci. Technol. 2, 167 (2012).

Han, Y.

J. Chou, Y. Han, and B. Jalali, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 581 (2003).

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J. J. O'Reilly, P. M. Lane, R. Heidemann, and R. Hofstetter, Electron. Lett. 28, 2309 (1992).

Huang, T. X. H.

Ito, H.

Jalali, B.

J. Chou, Y. Han, and B. Jalali, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 581 (2003).

Kashyap, R.

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J. J. O'Reilly, P. M. Lane, R. Heidemann, and R. Hofstetter, Electron. Lett. 28, 2309 (1992).

Leaird, D. E.

Li, M.

Z. Li, M. Li, H. Chi, X. Zhang, and J. Yao, IEEE Microw. Wireless Compon. Lett. 21, 694 (2011).

Li, W.

Z. Li, W. Li, H. Chi, X. Zhang, and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 712 (2011).

Li, Z.

Z. Li, W. Li, H. Chi, X. Zhang, and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 712 (2011).

Z. Li, M. Li, H. Chi, X. Zhang, and J. Yao, IEEE Microw. Wireless Compon. Lett. 21, 694 (2011).

Lin, C.-T.

C.-T. Lin, P.-T. Shih, J. Chen, W.-Q. Xue, P.-C. Peng, and S. Chi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 1027 (2008).

McKinney, J. D.

Minasian, R. A.

Nagatsuma, T.

O'Reilly, J. J.

J. J. O'Reilly, P. M. Lane, R. Heidemann, and R. Hofstetter, Electron. Lett. 28, 2309 (1992).

Pan, S.

S. Pan and J. Yao, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theor. Technol. 58, 1967(2010).

S. Pan and J. Yao, Opt. Express 17, 5414 (2009).

Paquet, S.

Peng, P.-C.

C.-T. Lin, P.-T. Shih, J. Chen, W.-Q. Xue, P.-C. Peng, and S. Chi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 1027 (2008).

Qi, G.

Scott, R. P.

S. J. B. Yoo, R. P. Scott, D. J. Geisler, N. K. Fontaine, and F. M. Soares, IEEE Trans. Terahertz Sci. Technol. 2, 167 (2012).

Seeds, A. J.

A. J. Seeds, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theor. Technol. 50, 877 (2002).

Seregelyi, J.

Shih, P.-T.

C.-T. Lin, P.-T. Shih, J. Chen, W.-Q. Xue, P.-C. Peng, and S. Chi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 1027 (2008).

Shimizu, N.

Soares, F. M.

S. J. B. Yoo, R. P. Scott, D. J. Geisler, N. K. Fontaine, and F. M. Soares, IEEE Trans. Terahertz Sci. Technol. 2, 167 (2012).

Song, H.-J.

Suizu, K.

Wang, T.

J. Zhang, H. Chen, M. Chen, T. Wang, and S. Xie, Opt. Lett. 32, 1020 (2007).

J. Zhang, H. Chen, M. Chen, T. Wang, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1057 (2007).

Weiner, A. M.

Wu, K.

Xie, S.

J. Zhang, H. Chen, M. Chen, T. Wang, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1057 (2007).

J. Zhang, H. Chen, M. Chen, T. Wang, and S. Xie, Opt. Lett. 32, 1020 (2007).

Xue, W.-Q.

C.-T. Lin, P.-T. Shih, J. Chen, W.-Q. Xue, P.-C. Peng, and S. Chi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 1027 (2008).

Yao, J.

Z. Li, W. Li, H. Chi, X. Zhang, and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 712 (2011).

Z. Li, M. Li, H. Chi, X. Zhang, and J. Yao, IEEE Microw. Wireless Compon. Lett. 21, 694 (2011).

S. Pan and J. Yao, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theor. Technol. 58, 1967(2010).

S. Pan and J. Yao, Opt. Express 17, 5414 (2009).

H. Chi and J. Yao, IEEE Microw. Wireless Compon. Lett. 18, 371 (2008).

H. Chi and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 768 (2007).

Y. Dai and J. Yao, Opt. Lett. 32, 3486 (2007).

X. Chen, Z. Deng, and J. Yao, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theor. Technol. 54, 804 (2006).

G. Qi, J. Yao, J. Seregelyi, S. Paquet, C. Belisle, X. Zhang, K. Wu, and R. Kashyap, J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 4861 (2006).

G. Qi, J. Yao, J. Seregelyi, S. Paquet, and C. Belisle, J. Lightwave Technol. 23, 2687 (2005).

G. Qi, J. Yao, J. Seregelyi, S. Paquet, and C. Belisle, Proc. SPIE 5579, 673 (2004).

Yi, X.

Yoo, S. J. B.

S. J. B. Yoo, R. P. Scott, D. J. Geisler, N. K. Fontaine, and F. M. Soares, IEEE Trans. Terahertz Sci. Technol. 2, 167 (2012).

Zhang, J.

J. Zhang, H. Chen, M. Chen, T. Wang, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1057 (2007).

J. Zhang, H. Chen, M. Chen, T. Wang, and S. Xie, Opt. Lett. 32, 1020 (2007).

Zhang, X.

Z. Li, M. Li, H. Chi, X. Zhang, and J. Yao, IEEE Microw. Wireless Compon. Lett. 21, 694 (2011).

Z. Li, W. Li, H. Chi, X. Zhang, and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 712 (2011).

G. Qi, J. Yao, J. Seregelyi, S. Paquet, C. Belisle, X. Zhang, K. Wu, and R. Kashyap, J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 4861 (2006).

Electron. Lett. (1)

J. J. O'Reilly, P. M. Lane, R. Heidemann, and R. Hofstetter, Electron. Lett. 28, 2309 (1992).

IEEE Microw. Wireless Compon. Lett. (2)

H. Chi and J. Yao, IEEE Microw. Wireless Compon. Lett. 18, 371 (2008).

Z. Li, M. Li, H. Chi, X. Zhang, and J. Yao, IEEE Microw. Wireless Compon. Lett. 21, 694 (2011).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (5)

J. Chou, Y. Han, and B. Jalali, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 581 (2003).

C.-T. Lin, P.-T. Shih, J. Chen, W.-Q. Xue, P.-C. Peng, and S. Chi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 1027 (2008).

J. Zhang, H. Chen, M. Chen, T. Wang, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1057 (2007).

H. Chi and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 768 (2007).

Z. Li, W. Li, H. Chi, X. Zhang, and J. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 712 (2011).

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theor. Technol. (3)

S. Pan and J. Yao, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theor. Technol. 58, 1967(2010).

X. Chen, Z. Deng, and J. Yao, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theor. Technol. 54, 804 (2006).

A. J. Seeds, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theor. Technol. 50, 877 (2002).

IEEE Trans. Terahertz Sci. Technol. (1)

S. J. B. Yoo, R. P. Scott, D. J. Geisler, N. K. Fontaine, and F. M. Soares, IEEE Trans. Terahertz Sci. Technol. 2, 167 (2012).

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

G. Qi, J. Yao, J. Seregelyi, S. Paquet, and C. Belisle, Proc. SPIE 5579, 673 (2004).

Other (2)

S. Pan, C. Wang, and J. Yao, in Proceedings of OFC 2009 JWA51 (2009).

P. Shen, N. J. Gomes, P. A. Davies, W. P. Shillue, P. G. Huggard, and B. N. Ellison, in Proceedings of Microwave Photonics 2003 189 (2003).

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