Abstract

A continuously tunable photonic microwave bandpass filter with positive and negative coefficients implemented using an optical phase modulator and chirped fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The positive and negative coefficients are generated through optical phase-modulation to intensity-modulation conversion by reflecting the phase-modulated optical carrier from linearly chirped FBGs (LCFBGs) with positive and negative dispersions. The tunability of the filter is realized by changing the wavelength of the optical carrier such that it is reflected at different physical locations in the LCFBGs. A two-tap microwave bandpass filter with a free spectral range tunable from 1.14 to 4.55 GHz is experimentally demonstrated.

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J. Wang, F. Zeng, J. P. Yao, "All-optical microwave bandpass filters implemented in a radio-over-fiber link," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1737-1739 (2005).

F. Zeng, J. Wang, J. P. Yao, "All-optical microwave bandpass filter with negative coefficients based on a phase modulator and linearly chirped fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Lett. 30, 2203-2205 (2005).

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2004 (2)

E. H. W. Chan, R. A. Minasian, "Novel all-optical RF notch filters with equivalent negative tap response," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1370-1372 (2004).

F. Zeng, J. P. Yao, "All-optical bandpass microwave filter based on an electro-optical phase modulator," Opt. Express 12, 3814-3819 (2004).

2003 (3)

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S. Li, K. S. Chiang, W. A. Gambling, Y. Liu, L. Zhang, I. Bennion, "A novel tunable all-optical incoherent negative-tap fiber-optic transversal filter based on a DFB laser diode and fiber Bragg gratings," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1207-1209 (2000).

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1997 (1)

F. Coppinger, S. Yegnanarayanan, P. D. Trinh, B. Jalali, "All-optical RF filter using amplitude inversion in a semiconductor optical amplifier ," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 45, 1473-1477 (1997).

1996 (1)

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D. B. Hunter, R. A. Minasian, P. A. Krug, "Tunable optical transversal filter based on chirped gratings," Electron. Lett. 31, 2205-2207 (1995).

S. Sales, J. Capmany, J. Marti, D. Pastor, "Experimental demonstration of fiber-optic delay line filters with negative coefficients ," Electron. Lett. 31, 1095-1096 (1995).

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D. Norton, S. Johns, C. Keefer, R. Soref, "Tunable microwave filtering using high dispersion fiber time delays," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 831-832 (1994).

1982 (1)

J. E. Bowers, S. A. Newton, H. J. Shaw, "Fiber optic variable delay lines," Electron. Lett. 18, 999-1000 (1982).

Electron. Lett. (4)

S. Sales, J. Capmany, J. Marti, D. Pastor, "Experimental demonstration of fiber-optic delay line filters with negative coefficients ," Electron. Lett. 31, 1095-1096 (1995).

X. Wang, K. T. Chan, "Tunable all-optical incoherent bipolar delay-line filter using injection-locked Fabry–Pérot laser and fiber Bragg gratings," Electron. Lett. 36, 2001-2002 (2000).

J. E. Bowers, S. A. Newton, H. J. Shaw, "Fiber optic variable delay lines," Electron. Lett. 18, 999-1000 (1982).

D. B. Hunter, R. A. Minasian, P. A. Krug, "Tunable optical transversal filter based on chirped gratings," Electron. Lett. 31, 2205-2207 (1995).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (6)

F. Coppinger, S. Yegnanarayanan, P. D. Trinh, B. Jalali, I. L. Newberg, "Nonrecursive tunable photonic filter using wavelength-selective true time delay," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1214-1216 (1996).

D. Norton, S. Johns, C. Keefer, R. Soref, "Tunable microwave filtering using high dispersion fiber time delays," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 831-832 (1994).

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