Abstract

A new microwave photonic filter that realizes a high-resolution bandpass filter response with coherence-free operation and without the limitations of phase-induced intensity noise is presented in this paper. It is based on a frequency-shifting recirculating delay line, which can simultaneously achieve a multitap, high-resolution filter and a very large suppression of noise, while also enabling the use of a conventional narrow-linewidth laser source without suffering from coherent interference effects. Experimental results demonstrate a filter $Q$ value of 200 and an SNR improvement of 40.3 dB compared to conventional recirculating delay line structures.

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2009 (1)

E. H. W. Chan, R. A. Minasian, "Novel coherence-free RF/microwave photonic bandpass filter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 197-199 (2009).

2008 (1)

E. H. W. Chan, R. A. Minasian, "Widely tuneable, high-FSR, coherence-free microwave photonic notch filter," J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 922-927 (2008).

2006 (1)

R. A. Minasian, "Photonic signal processing of microwave signals," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 54, 832-846 (2006).

2005 (2)

T. Kawanishi, K. Higuma, T. Fujita, J. Ichikawa, T. Sakamoto, S. Shinada, M. Izutsu, "High-speed optical FSK modulator for optical packet labeling," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 87-94 (2005).

E. H. W. Chan, R. A. Minasian, "Optical source coherence controller for fiber optic delay line RF/microwave signal processors," Opt. Commun. 254, 104-111 (2005).

2004 (2)

T. Kawanishi, M. Izutsu, "Linear single-sideband modulation for high-SNR wavelength conversion," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1534-1536 (2004).

E. H. W. Chan, R. A. Minasian, "Photonic notch filter without optical coherence limitations," J. Lightw. Technol. 22, 1811-1817 (2004).

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).

1999 (1)

J. Capmany, D. Pastor, B. Ortega, "New and flexible fiber-optic delay-line filters using linearly chirped Bragg gratings and laser arrays," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 47, 1321-1326 (1999).

1994 (2)

J. T. Kringlebotn, K. Blotekjaer, "Noise analysis of an amplified fiber-optic recirculating-ring delay line," J. Lightw. Technol. 12, 573-582 (1994).

B. M. Desthieux, M. Suyama, T. Chikama, "Theoretical and experimental study of self-filtering in concatenated erbium-doped fiber amplifiers," J. Lightw. Technol. 12, 1405-1411 (1994).

1993 (1)

J. Capmany, "Investigation of phase-induced intensity noise in amplified fibre-optic recirculating delay line," Electron. Lett. 29, 346-348 (1993).

1992 (1)

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

1991 (1)

C. R. Giles, E. Desurvire, "Modeling erbium-doped fiber amplifiers," J. Lightw. Technol. 9, 271-283 (1991).

1989 (1)

M. Nazarathy, W. V. Sorin, D. M. Baney, S. A. Newton, "Spectral analysis of optical mixing measurements," J. Lightw. Technol. 7, 1083-1096 (1989).

1988 (1)

A. Arie, M. Tur, "The effects of polarization control on the transfer function and phase-induced intensity noise of a fiber-optic recirculating delay line," J. Lightw. Technol. 6, 1566-1574 (1988).

1986 (1)

B. Moslehi, "Analysis of optical phase noise in fiber-optic systems employing a laser source with arbitrary coherence time," J. Lightw. Technol. LT-4, 1334-1351 (1986).

1985 (2)

M. Tur, B. Moslehi, J. W. Goodman, "Theory of laser phase noise in recirculating fiber-optic delay lines," J. Lightw. Technol. LT-3, 20-31 (1985).

K. P. Jackson, S. A. 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)

J. Capmany, "Investigation of phase-induced intensity noise in amplified fibre-optic recirculating delay line," Electron. Lett. 29, 346-348 (1993).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

E. H. W. Chan, R. A. Minasian, "Novel coherence-free RF/microwave photonic bandpass filter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 197-199 (2009).

T. Kawanishi, M. Izutsu, "Linear single-sideband modulation for high-SNR wavelength conversion," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1534-1536 (2004).

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. (2)

R. A. Minasian, "Photonic signal processing of microwave signals," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 54, 832-846 (2006).

K. P. Jackson, S. A. 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).

IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. (1)

J. Capmany, D. Pastor, B. Ortega, "New and flexible fiber-optic delay-line filters using linearly chirped Bragg gratings and laser arrays," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 47, 1321-1326 (1999).

J. Lightw. Technol. (12)

E. H. W. Chan, R. A. Minasian, "Photonic notch filter without optical coherence limitations," J. Lightw. Technol. 22, 1811-1817 (2004).

E. H. W. Chan, R. A. Minasian, "Widely tuneable, high-FSR, coherence-free microwave photonic notch filter," J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 922-927 (2008).

M. Tur, B. Moslehi, J. W. Goodman, "Theory of laser phase noise in recirculating fiber-optic delay lines," J. Lightw. Technol. LT-3, 20-31 (1985).

B. Moslehi, "Analysis of optical phase noise in fiber-optic systems employing a laser source with arbitrary coherence time," J. Lightw. Technol. LT-4, 1334-1351 (1986).

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

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).

T. Kawanishi, K. Higuma, T. Fujita, J. Ichikawa, T. Sakamoto, S. Shinada, M. Izutsu, "High-speed optical FSK modulator for optical packet labeling," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 87-94 (2005).

A. Arie, M. Tur, "The effects of polarization control on the transfer function and phase-induced intensity noise of a fiber-optic recirculating delay line," J. Lightw. Technol. 6, 1566-1574 (1988).

J. T. Kringlebotn, K. Blotekjaer, "Noise analysis of an amplified fiber-optic recirculating-ring delay line," J. Lightw. Technol. 12, 573-582 (1994).

M. Nazarathy, W. V. Sorin, D. M. Baney, S. A. Newton, "Spectral analysis of optical mixing measurements," J. Lightw. Technol. 7, 1083-1096 (1989).

B. M. Desthieux, M. Suyama, T. Chikama, "Theoretical and experimental study of self-filtering in concatenated erbium-doped fiber amplifiers," J. Lightw. Technol. 12, 1405-1411 (1994).

C. R. Giles, E. Desurvire, "Modeling erbium-doped fiber amplifiers," J. Lightw. Technol. 9, 271-283 (1991).

Opt. Commun. (1)

E. H. W. Chan, R. A. Minasian, "Optical source coherence controller for fiber optic delay line RF/microwave signal processors," Opt. Commun. 254, 104-111 (2005).

Other (2)

J. W. Goodman, Statistical Optics (Wiley, 2000).

A. Papoulis, Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes (McGraw-Hill, 1965).

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