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 (1)

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 (2)

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 (2)

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 (1)

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 (1)

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 (1)

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 (1)

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

1994 (1)

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 (2)

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 (1)

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. (1)

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

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (6)

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. (2)

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. (4)

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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