Abstract

We propose and experimentally demonstrate an arbitrary UWB pulse generator. The proposed technique is based on spectral pulse shaping and frequency-to-time conversion. The reconfigurability of this technique comes from changing the apodizaton of a chirped fiber Bragg grating (FBG) using a series of heating elements (HE). By setting the appropriate temperature set to the HEs, any predesigned UWB waveforms can be generated with high precision. The effective isotropically radiated power (EIRP)-optimized and U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-optimized pulses as well as the traditional Gaussian monocycle and doublet UWB waveforms are generated which are in excellent match with the designed target pulse shapes. While other arbitrary pulse generators have used similar strategies (spectral shaping and frequency-to-time conversion), ours uses inexpensive technologies with the potential for practical, compact packaging.

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2004 (1)

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2003 (2)

J. Chou, Y. Han, B. Jalali, "Adaptive RF-photonic arbitrary waveform generator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 581-583 (2003).

S. B. Riffat, X. Ma, "Thermoelectrics: A review of present and potential applications," Appl. Thermal Eng. 23, 913-935 (2003) http://www.sciencedirect.com.

1997 (1)

K. O. Hill, G. Meltz, "Fiber Bragg grating technology fundamentals and overview," IEEE J. Lightw. Technol. 15, 1263-1276 (1997).

1987 (1)

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Thermal Eng. (1)

S. B. Riffat, X. Ma, "Thermoelectrics: A review of present and potential applications," Appl. Thermal Eng. 23, 913-935 (2003) http://www.sciencedirect.com.

Electron Lett. (1)

J. Dong, X. Zhang, Y. Zhang, D. Huang, "Optical UWB doublet pulse generation using multiple nonlinearities of single SOA," Electron Lett. 44, (2008).

Electron. Lett. (1)

F. Zeng, Q. Wang, J. Yao, "All-optical UWB impulse generation based on cross-phase modulation and frequency discrimination," Electron. Lett. 43, 119-121 (2007).

IEEE J. Lightw. Technol. (7)

H. Huang, K. Xu, J. Li, J. Wu, X. Hong, J. Lin, "UWB pulse generation and distribution using a NOLM based optical switch," IEEE J. Lightw. Technol. 25, 2635-2640 (2008).

H. Chen, M. Chen, T. Wong, M. Li, S. Xie, "Methods for UWB pulse generation based on optical cross-polarization modulation," IEEE J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 2492-2499 (2008).

K. O. Hill, G. Meltz, "Fiber Bragg grating technology fundamentals and overview," IEEE J. Lightw. Technol. 15, 1263-1276 (1997).

Y. Kim, A. D. Simard, P. Cheretien, S. LaRochelle, "Millimiter-wave synthesizer based on spectral filtering of a phase-modulated laser using a chirped FBG with tunable distributed phase shift," IEEE J. Lightw. Technol. .

M. Abtahi, J. Magné, M. Mirshafiei, L. A. Rusch, S. LaRochelle, "Generation of power-efficient FCC-compliant UWB waveforms using FBGs: Analysis and experiment," IEEE J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 628-635 (2008).

M. Abtahi, M. Mirshafiei, S. LaRochelle, L. A. Rusch, "All-optical 500 Mb/s UWB transceiver: An experimental demonstration," IEEE J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 2795-2802 (2008).

S. Doucet, S. LaRochelle, M. Morin, "Reconfigurable dispersion equalizer based on phase-apodized FBGs," IEEE J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 2899-2908 (2008).

IEEE Microw. Compon. Lett. (1)

I. Arnedo, J. D. Schwartz, M. A. G. Laso, T. Lopetegi, D. V. Plant, J. Azana, "Passive microwave planar circuits for arbitrary UWB pulse shaping," IEEE Microw. Compon. Lett. 18, 452-454 (2008).

IEEE Microwave. Compon. Lett. (1)

I. S. Lin, J. D. McKinney, A. M. Weiner, "Photonic synthesis of broadband microwave arbitrary waveforms applicable to UWB communications," IEEE Microwave. Compon. Lett. 5, 226-228 (2005).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

C. Wang, F. Zeng, J. Yao, "All-fiber ultrawideband pulse generation based on spectral shaping and dispersion-induced frequency-to-time conversion," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 137-139 (2007).

M. Abtahi, M. Mirshafiei, J. Magné, L. A. Rusch, S. LaRochelle, "Ultra-wideband waveform generator based on optical pulse shaping and FBG tuning," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 135-137 (2008).

J. Chou, Y. Han, B. Jalali, "Adaptive RF-photonic arbitrary waveform generator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 581-583 (2003).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. IEEE (1)

S. Roy, J. Foerster, V. Somayazulu, D. G. Leeper, "Ultrawideband radio design: The promise of high-speed, short range wireless connectivity," Proc. IEEE 92, 295-311 (2004).

Other (3)

First Report and Order U.S. Fed. Commun. Comm., 2002 revision of part 15 of the Commission's rules regarding ultrawideband transmission systems.

L. C. Godara, Handbook of Antennas in Wireless Communications (CRC, 2002).

M. Abtahi, M. Dastmalchi, S. LaRochelle, L. A. Rusch, "Programmable UWB waveform generation using FBGs with temperature-controlled apodization," Optical Fiber Communication Conf. Expos. San DiegoCA (2009).

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