Abstract

A scheme to perform high-quality-factor (Q) reconfigurable microwave photonic filtering with the optical third-order dispersion (TOD) induced radiofrequency (RF) distortions compensated is demonstrated. A detailed investigation of the TOD induced RF distortions is presented both theoretically and experimentally. By programming the optical spectrum in one arm of the Mach-Zehnder structure, the distortions can be completely eliminated, giving rise to ideal RF transfer function which can achieve very high Q factors. The experimentally demonstrated Q factors are 634 and 76 when the RF center is tuned to 18 GHz and the passband shape is configured to be sinc-shape and flat-top respectively, the highest values ever reported for a single-bandpass, complex-tap, and reconfigurable microwave photonic filter.

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2011 (4)

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2010 (4)

X. Yi, T. X. H. Huang, R. A. Minasian, "Tunable and reconfigurable photonic signal processor with programmable all-optical complex coefficients," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 58, 3088-3093 (2010).

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2008 (2)

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M. Sagues, A. Loayssa, J. Capmany, "Multitap complex-coefficient incoherent microwave photonic filters based on stimulated brillouin scattering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1194-1196 (2007).

Y. Yan, J. Yao, "A tunable photonic microwave filter with a complex coefficient using an optical RF phase shifter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1472-1474 (2007).

Y. M. Chang, H. Chung, J. H. Lee, "High Q microwave filter using incoherent, continuous-wave supercontinuum and dispersion-profiled fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 2042-2044 (2007).

2006 (3)

J. Mora, B. Ortega, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, M. V. Andrés, J. Capmany, D. Pastor, "Photonic microwave tunable single-bandpass filter based on a mach-zehnder interferometer," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 2500-2509 (2006).

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IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

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X. Yi, T. X. H. Huang, L. Li, R. A. Minasian, "Overcoming tap-delay-variation induced distortion in microwave photonic filters," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 691-693 (2012).

M. Song, C. M. Long, R. Wu, D. Seo, D. E. Leaird, A. M. Weiner, "Reconfigurable and tunable flat-top microwave photonic filters utilizing optical frequency combs," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 1618-1620 (2011).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (4)

Y. Yan, J. Yao, "A tunable photonic microwave filter with a complex coefficient using an optical RF phase shifter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1472-1474 (2007).

J. Capmany, J. Mora, D. Pastor, B. Ortega, "High-quality online-reconfigurable microwave photonic transversal filter with positive and negative coefficients," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2730-2732 (2005).

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IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. (1)

Y. Dai, J. Yao, "Nonuniformly spaced photonic microwave delay-line filters and applications," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 58, 3279-3289 (2010).

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. (1)

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

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. (1)

X. Yi, T. X. H. Huang, R. A. Minasian, "Tunable and reconfigurable photonic signal processor with programmable all-optical complex coefficients," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 58, 3088-3093 (2010).

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J. H. Lee, Y. M. Chang, "Detailed theoretical and experimental study on single passband, photonic microwave fir filter using digital micromirror device and continuous-wave supercontinuum," J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 2619-2628 (2008).

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J. Mora, B. Ortega, A. Díez, J. L. Cruz, M. V. Andrés, J. Capmany, D. Pastor, "Photonic microwave tunable single-bandpass filter based on a mach-zehnder interferometer," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 2500-2509 (2006).

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J. Capmany, B. Ortega, D. Pastor, "A tutorial on microwave photonic filters," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 201-229 (2006).

Nature Photonics (1)

V. R. Supradeepa, C. M. Long, R. Wu, F. Ferdous, E. Hamidi, D. E. Leaird, A. M. Weiner, "Comb-based radiofrequency photonic filters with rapid tunability and high selectivity," Nature Photonics 6, 186-194 (2012).

Nature Photon. (1)

M. H. Khan, H. Shen, Y. Xuan1, L. Zhao, S. Xiao, D. E. Leaird, A. M. Weiner, M. Qi, "Ultrabroad-bandwidth arbitrary radiofrequency waveform generation with a silicon photonic chip-based spectral shaper," Nature Photon. 4, 117-122 (2010).

Opt. Exp (4)

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T. X. H. Huang, X. Yi, R. A. Minasian, "Single passband microwave photonic filter using continuous-time impulse response," Opt. Exp 19, 6231-6242 (2011).

Opt. Exp (2)

L. Li, X. Yi, T. X. H. Huang, R. A. Minasian, "Distortion-free spectrum sliced microwave photonic signal processor: Analysis, design and implementation," Opt. Exp 20, 11517-11528 (2012).

M. Sagues, R. G. Olcina, A. Loayssa, S. Sales, J. Capmany, "Multi-tap complex-coefficient incoherent microwave photonic filters based on optical single-sideband modulation and narrow band optical filtering," Opt. Exp 16, 295-303 (2008).

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