Abstract

A new microwave photonic filter structure that can achieve a high <i>Q</i> factor, high stopband rejection, and high skirt selectivity bandpass filter response simultaneously is presented. It is based on reflecting the signal back into a single amplified optical recirculating delay line and comprises coherent summation of the multiple signals that constitute each tap and incoherent summation of the successive taps. This introduces a new class of filter operation and effectively enables the realization of a higher order bandpass filter characteristic in a very simple structure. Experimental results are presented that demonstrate a multiple-tap high-<i>Q</i> bandpass filter response that also displays high stopband rejection level and high skirt selectivity.

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2005

M. Popov, P. Y. Fonjallaz, O. Gunnarson, "Compact microwave photonic transversal filter with 40-dB sidelobe suppression," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 663-665 (2005).

2004

J. S. Leng, W. Zhang, J. A. R. Williams, "Optimization of superstructured fiber Bragg gratings for microwave photonic filters response ," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1736-1738 (2004).

F. D. Patel, S. DiCarolis, P. Lum, S. Venkatesh, J. N. Miller, "A compact high-performance optical waveguide amplifier," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2607-2609 (2004).

2003

E. H. W. Chan, R. A. Minasian, "High-resolution photonics-based interference suppression filters with wide passband ," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 3144-3149 (2003).

V. Polo, B. Vidal, J. L. Corral, J. Marti, "Novel tunable photonic microwave filter based on laser arrays and N $\times$ N AWG-based delay lines," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 584-586 (2003).

2002

E. H. W. Chan, K. E. Alameh, R. A. Minasian, "Photonic bandpass filters with high skirt selectivity and stopband attenuation," J. Lightw. Technol. 20, 1962-1967 (2002).

2001

D. Pastor, J. Capmany, S. Sales, P. Munoz, B. Ortega, "Reconfigurable fiber-optic-based RF filters using current injection in multimode lasers ," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1224-1226 (2001).

1997

D. B. Hunter, R. A. Minasian, "Photonic signal processing of microwave signals using an active-fibre Bragg-grating-pair structure ," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 45, 1463-1466 (1997).

1995

M. Y. Frankel, R. D. Esman, "Fibre-optic tunable microwave transversal filter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 191-193 (1995).

1994

B. Vizoso, C. Vazquez, R. Civera, M. Lopez-Amo, M. A. Muriel, "Amplified fiber-optic recirculating delay lines," J. Lightw. Technol. 12, 294-305 (1994).

1992

B. Moslehi, J. W. Goodman, "Novel amplified fiber-optic recirculating delay line processor," J. Lightw. Technol. 10, 1142-1147 (1992).

B. Moslehi, "Fibre-optic filters employing optical amplifiers to provide design flexibility," Electron. Lett. 28, 226-228 (1992).

1985

K. Jackson, S. Newton, B. Moslehi, M. Tur, C. C. Cutler, J. W. Goodman, H. J. Shaw, "Optical fiber delay-line signal processing," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. MTT-33, 193-210 (1985).

Electron. Lett.

B. Moslehi, "Fibre-optic filters employing optical amplifiers to provide design flexibility," Electron. Lett. 28, 226-228 (1992).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

M. Y. Frankel, R. D. Esman, "Fibre-optic tunable microwave transversal filter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 191-193 (1995).

V. Polo, B. Vidal, J. L. Corral, J. Marti, "Novel tunable photonic microwave filter based on laser arrays and N $\times$ N AWG-based delay lines," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 584-586 (2003).

D. Pastor, J. Capmany, S. Sales, P. Munoz, B. Ortega, "Reconfigurable fiber-optic-based RF filters using current injection in multimode lasers ," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1224-1226 (2001).

J. S. Leng, W. Zhang, J. A. R. Williams, "Optimization of superstructured fiber Bragg gratings for microwave photonic filters response ," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1736-1738 (2004).

M. Popov, P. Y. Fonjallaz, O. Gunnarson, "Compact microwave photonic transversal filter with 40-dB sidelobe suppression," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 663-665 (2005).

F. D. Patel, S. DiCarolis, P. Lum, S. Venkatesh, J. N. Miller, "A compact high-performance optical waveguide amplifier," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2607-2609 (2004).

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.

D. B. Hunter, R. A. Minasian, "Photonic signal processing of microwave signals using an active-fibre Bragg-grating-pair structure ," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 45, 1463-1466 (1997).

K. Jackson, S. Newton, B. Moslehi, M. Tur, C. C. Cutler, J. W. Goodman, H. J. Shaw, "Optical fiber delay-line signal processing," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. MTT-33, 193-210 (1985).

J. Lightw. Technol.

E. H. W. Chan, R. A. Minasian, "High-resolution photonics-based interference suppression filters with wide passband ," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 3144-3149 (2003).

B. Vizoso, C. Vazquez, R. Civera, M. Lopez-Amo, M. A. Muriel, "Amplified fiber-optic recirculating delay lines," J. Lightw. Technol. 12, 294-305 (1994).

E. H. W. Chan, K. E. Alameh, R. A. Minasian, "Photonic bandpass filters with high skirt selectivity and stopband attenuation," J. Lightw. Technol. 20, 1962-1967 (2002).

B. Moslehi, J. W. Goodman, "Novel amplified fiber-optic recirculating delay line processor," J. Lightw. Technol. 10, 1142-1147 (1992).

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