Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a photonic approach to a reconfigurable channelized radio frequency (RF) receiver for instantaneous RF spectrum monitoring and analysis. Our approach relies on the generation of high quality copies of the RF input by wavelength multicasting in a 2- pump self-seeded parametric mixer and the use of off-the-shelf filtering element such as Fabry-Perot etalon and wavelength division demultiplexers. The parametric channelizer scheme trades frequency non-degeneracy of the newly generated copies for ease of filtering design. Self seeding scheme employed to wavelength multicast the original RF signal to a large number of copies enables easy reconfigurability of the device by simple tuning of the three input waves, i.e. seed and pumps. Channelizer operation to up to 15GHz bandwidth and channel spacing of 500MHz is demonstrated. Reconfigurability is verified by tuning the receiver operating bandwidth and channel spacing.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]

2010 (1)

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, E. Myslivets, N. Alic, B. Stossel, and S. Radic, “Low Distortion Multicasting of Analog Signal by Self Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(5), 332–334 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (3)

E. Myslivets, C. Lundstrom, J. M. Aparicio, S. Moro, A. O. J. Wiberg, C.-S. Bres, N. Alic, P. A. Andrekson, and S. Radic, “Spatial Equalization of Zero Dispersion Wavelength Profiles in Nonlinear Fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(24), 1807–1809 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C.-S. Brès, N. Alic, E. Myslivets, and S. Radic, “Scalable Multicasting in One-Pump Parametric Amplifier,” IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 27(3), 356–363 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Wavelength Multicasting of 320 Gb/s Channel in Self-Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(14), 1002–1004 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

C. J. McKinstrie, S. Radic, and A. R. Chraplyvy, “Parametric amplifiers driven by two pump waves,” Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 8(3), 538–547 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

S. J. Strutz and K. J. Williams, “An 8 – 18-GHz All-Optical Microwave Downconverter with Channelization,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49(10), 1992–1995 (2001).
[CrossRef]

W. Wang, R. Davis, T. Jung, R. Lodenkamper, L. Lembo, J. Brook, and M. Wu, “Characterization of a coherent optical RF channeliser based on a diffraction grating,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49(10), 1996–2001 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

J. Heaton, C. D. Watson, S. B. Jones, M. M. Bourke, C. M. Boyne, G. W. Smith, and R. D. Wright, “Sixteen channel (1 to 16 GHz) microwave spectrum analyzer device based on phased-array of GaAs-AlGaAs electro-optic waveguide delay lines,” SPIE-Int,” Soc. Opt. Eng. 3278, 245–251 (1998).

1992 (1)

K. Inoue and H. Toba, “Wavelength conversion experiment using fiber four-wave mixing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4(1), 69–72 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

G. W. Anderson, D. C. Webb, A. E. Spezio, and J. N. Lee, “Advanced channelization for RF, microwave, and millimeterwave applications,” Proc. IEEE 79(3), 355–388 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

E. M. Alexander and R. W. Gammon, “The Fabry-Perot etalon as an RF frequency channelizer,” SPIE-Int,” Soc. Opt. Eng. 464, 45–52 (1984).

1982 (1)

R. H. Stolen and J. E. Bjorkholm, “Parametric amplification and frequency conversion in optical fibers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 18(7), 1062–1072 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Alexander, E. M.

E. M. Alexander and R. W. Gammon, “The Fabry-Perot etalon as an RF frequency channelizer,” SPIE-Int,” Soc. Opt. Eng. 464, 45–52 (1984).

Alic, N.

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, E. Myslivets, N. Alic, B. Stossel, and S. Radic, “Low Distortion Multicasting of Analog Signal by Self Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(5), 332–334 (2010).
[CrossRef]

E. Myslivets, C. Lundstrom, J. M. Aparicio, S. Moro, A. O. J. Wiberg, C.-S. Bres, N. Alic, P. A. Andrekson, and S. Radic, “Spatial Equalization of Zero Dispersion Wavelength Profiles in Nonlinear Fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(24), 1807–1809 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C.-S. Brès, N. Alic, E. Myslivets, and S. Radic, “Scalable Multicasting in One-Pump Parametric Amplifier,” IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 27(3), 356–363 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Wavelength Multicasting of 320 Gb/s Channel in Self-Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(14), 1002–1004 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Anderson, G. W.

G. W. Anderson, D. C. Webb, A. E. Spezio, and J. N. Lee, “Advanced channelization for RF, microwave, and millimeterwave applications,” Proc. IEEE 79(3), 355–388 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Andrekson, P. A.

E. Myslivets, C. Lundstrom, J. M. Aparicio, S. Moro, A. O. J. Wiberg, C.-S. Bres, N. Alic, P. A. Andrekson, and S. Radic, “Spatial Equalization of Zero Dispersion Wavelength Profiles in Nonlinear Fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(24), 1807–1809 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Aparicio, J. M.

E. Myslivets, C. Lundstrom, J. M. Aparicio, S. Moro, A. O. J. Wiberg, C.-S. Bres, N. Alic, P. A. Andrekson, and S. Radic, “Spatial Equalization of Zero Dispersion Wavelength Profiles in Nonlinear Fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(24), 1807–1809 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bjorkholm, J. E.

R. H. Stolen and J. E. Bjorkholm, “Parametric amplification and frequency conversion in optical fibers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 18(7), 1062–1072 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Bourke, M. M.

J. Heaton, C. D. Watson, S. B. Jones, M. M. Bourke, C. M. Boyne, G. W. Smith, and R. D. Wright, “Sixteen channel (1 to 16 GHz) microwave spectrum analyzer device based on phased-array of GaAs-AlGaAs electro-optic waveguide delay lines,” SPIE-Int,” Soc. Opt. Eng. 3278, 245–251 (1998).

Boyne, C. M.

J. Heaton, C. D. Watson, S. B. Jones, M. M. Bourke, C. M. Boyne, G. W. Smith, and R. D. Wright, “Sixteen channel (1 to 16 GHz) microwave spectrum analyzer device based on phased-array of GaAs-AlGaAs electro-optic waveguide delay lines,” SPIE-Int,” Soc. Opt. Eng. 3278, 245–251 (1998).

Bres, C.-S.

E. Myslivets, C. Lundstrom, J. M. Aparicio, S. Moro, A. O. J. Wiberg, C.-S. Bres, N. Alic, P. A. Andrekson, and S. Radic, “Spatial Equalization of Zero Dispersion Wavelength Profiles in Nonlinear Fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(24), 1807–1809 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Brès, C.-S.

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, E. Myslivets, N. Alic, B. Stossel, and S. Radic, “Low Distortion Multicasting of Analog Signal by Self Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(5), 332–334 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Wavelength Multicasting of 320 Gb/s Channel in Self-Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(14), 1002–1004 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C.-S. Brès, N. Alic, E. Myslivets, and S. Radic, “Scalable Multicasting in One-Pump Parametric Amplifier,” IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 27(3), 356–363 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Brook, J.

W. Wang, R. Davis, T. Jung, R. Lodenkamper, L. Lembo, J. Brook, and M. Wu, “Characterization of a coherent optical RF channeliser based on a diffraction grating,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49(10), 1996–2001 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chraplyvy, A. R.

C. J. McKinstrie, S. Radic, and A. R. Chraplyvy, “Parametric amplifiers driven by two pump waves,” Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 8(3), 538–547 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Davis, R.

W. Wang, R. Davis, T. Jung, R. Lodenkamper, L. Lembo, J. Brook, and M. Wu, “Characterization of a coherent optical RF channeliser based on a diffraction grating,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49(10), 1996–2001 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gammon, R. W.

E. M. Alexander and R. W. Gammon, “The Fabry-Perot etalon as an RF frequency channelizer,” SPIE-Int,” Soc. Opt. Eng. 464, 45–52 (1984).

Heaton, J.

J. Heaton, C. D. Watson, S. B. Jones, M. M. Bourke, C. M. Boyne, G. W. Smith, and R. D. Wright, “Sixteen channel (1 to 16 GHz) microwave spectrum analyzer device based on phased-array of GaAs-AlGaAs electro-optic waveguide delay lines,” SPIE-Int,” Soc. Opt. Eng. 3278, 245–251 (1998).

Inoue, K.

K. Inoue and H. Toba, “Wavelength conversion experiment using fiber four-wave mixing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4(1), 69–72 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Jones, S. B.

J. Heaton, C. D. Watson, S. B. Jones, M. M. Bourke, C. M. Boyne, G. W. Smith, and R. D. Wright, “Sixteen channel (1 to 16 GHz) microwave spectrum analyzer device based on phased-array of GaAs-AlGaAs electro-optic waveguide delay lines,” SPIE-Int,” Soc. Opt. Eng. 3278, 245–251 (1998).

Jung, T.

W. Wang, R. Davis, T. Jung, R. Lodenkamper, L. Lembo, J. Brook, and M. Wu, “Characterization of a coherent optical RF channeliser based on a diffraction grating,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49(10), 1996–2001 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kuo, B. P.-P.

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, E. Myslivets, N. Alic, B. Stossel, and S. Radic, “Low Distortion Multicasting of Analog Signal by Self Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(5), 332–334 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Wavelength Multicasting of 320 Gb/s Channel in Self-Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(14), 1002–1004 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lee, J. N.

G. W. Anderson, D. C. Webb, A. E. Spezio, and J. N. Lee, “Advanced channelization for RF, microwave, and millimeterwave applications,” Proc. IEEE 79(3), 355–388 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Lembo, L.

W. Wang, R. Davis, T. Jung, R. Lodenkamper, L. Lembo, J. Brook, and M. Wu, “Characterization of a coherent optical RF channeliser based on a diffraction grating,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49(10), 1996–2001 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lodenkamper, R.

W. Wang, R. Davis, T. Jung, R. Lodenkamper, L. Lembo, J. Brook, and M. Wu, “Characterization of a coherent optical RF channeliser based on a diffraction grating,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49(10), 1996–2001 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lundstrom, C.

E. Myslivets, C. Lundstrom, J. M. Aparicio, S. Moro, A. O. J. Wiberg, C.-S. Bres, N. Alic, P. A. Andrekson, and S. Radic, “Spatial Equalization of Zero Dispersion Wavelength Profiles in Nonlinear Fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(24), 1807–1809 (2009).
[CrossRef]

McKinstrie, C. J.

C. J. McKinstrie, S. Radic, and A. R. Chraplyvy, “Parametric amplifiers driven by two pump waves,” Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 8(3), 538–547 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Moro, S.

E. Myslivets, C. Lundstrom, J. M. Aparicio, S. Moro, A. O. J. Wiberg, C.-S. Bres, N. Alic, P. A. Andrekson, and S. Radic, “Spatial Equalization of Zero Dispersion Wavelength Profiles in Nonlinear Fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(24), 1807–1809 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Myslivets, E.

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, E. Myslivets, N. Alic, B. Stossel, and S. Radic, “Low Distortion Multicasting of Analog Signal by Self Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(5), 332–334 (2010).
[CrossRef]

E. Myslivets, C. Lundstrom, J. M. Aparicio, S. Moro, A. O. J. Wiberg, C.-S. Bres, N. Alic, P. A. Andrekson, and S. Radic, “Spatial Equalization of Zero Dispersion Wavelength Profiles in Nonlinear Fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(24), 1807–1809 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C.-S. Brès, N. Alic, E. Myslivets, and S. Radic, “Scalable Multicasting in One-Pump Parametric Amplifier,” IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 27(3), 356–363 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Radic, S.

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, E. Myslivets, N. Alic, B. Stossel, and S. Radic, “Low Distortion Multicasting of Analog Signal by Self Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(5), 332–334 (2010).
[CrossRef]

E. Myslivets, C. Lundstrom, J. M. Aparicio, S. Moro, A. O. J. Wiberg, C.-S. Bres, N. Alic, P. A. Andrekson, and S. Radic, “Spatial Equalization of Zero Dispersion Wavelength Profiles in Nonlinear Fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(24), 1807–1809 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C.-S. Brès, N. Alic, E. Myslivets, and S. Radic, “Scalable Multicasting in One-Pump Parametric Amplifier,” IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 27(3), 356–363 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Wavelength Multicasting of 320 Gb/s Channel in Self-Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(14), 1002–1004 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. J. McKinstrie, S. Radic, and A. R. Chraplyvy, “Parametric amplifiers driven by two pump waves,” Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 8(3), 538–547 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Smith, G. W.

J. Heaton, C. D. Watson, S. B. Jones, M. M. Bourke, C. M. Boyne, G. W. Smith, and R. D. Wright, “Sixteen channel (1 to 16 GHz) microwave spectrum analyzer device based on phased-array of GaAs-AlGaAs electro-optic waveguide delay lines,” SPIE-Int,” Soc. Opt. Eng. 3278, 245–251 (1998).

Spezio, A. E.

G. W. Anderson, D. C. Webb, A. E. Spezio, and J. N. Lee, “Advanced channelization for RF, microwave, and millimeterwave applications,” Proc. IEEE 79(3), 355–388 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Stolen, R. H.

R. H. Stolen and J. E. Bjorkholm, “Parametric amplification and frequency conversion in optical fibers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 18(7), 1062–1072 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Stossel, B.

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, E. Myslivets, N. Alic, B. Stossel, and S. Radic, “Low Distortion Multicasting of Analog Signal by Self Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(5), 332–334 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Strutz, S. J.

S. J. Strutz and K. J. Williams, “An 8 – 18-GHz All-Optical Microwave Downconverter with Channelization,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49(10), 1992–1995 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Toba, H.

K. Inoue and H. Toba, “Wavelength conversion experiment using fiber four-wave mixing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4(1), 69–72 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Wang, W.

W. Wang, R. Davis, T. Jung, R. Lodenkamper, L. Lembo, J. Brook, and M. Wu, “Characterization of a coherent optical RF channeliser based on a diffraction grating,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49(10), 1996–2001 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Watson, C. D.

J. Heaton, C. D. Watson, S. B. Jones, M. M. Bourke, C. M. Boyne, G. W. Smith, and R. D. Wright, “Sixteen channel (1 to 16 GHz) microwave spectrum analyzer device based on phased-array of GaAs-AlGaAs electro-optic waveguide delay lines,” SPIE-Int,” Soc. Opt. Eng. 3278, 245–251 (1998).

Webb, D. C.

G. W. Anderson, D. C. Webb, A. E. Spezio, and J. N. Lee, “Advanced channelization for RF, microwave, and millimeterwave applications,” Proc. IEEE 79(3), 355–388 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Wiberg, A. O. J.

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, E. Myslivets, N. Alic, B. Stossel, and S. Radic, “Low Distortion Multicasting of Analog Signal by Self Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(5), 332–334 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Wavelength Multicasting of 320 Gb/s Channel in Self-Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(14), 1002–1004 (2009).
[CrossRef]

E. Myslivets, C. Lundstrom, J. M. Aparicio, S. Moro, A. O. J. Wiberg, C.-S. Bres, N. Alic, P. A. Andrekson, and S. Radic, “Spatial Equalization of Zero Dispersion Wavelength Profiles in Nonlinear Fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(24), 1807–1809 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Williams, K. J.

S. J. Strutz and K. J. Williams, “An 8 – 18-GHz All-Optical Microwave Downconverter with Channelization,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49(10), 1992–1995 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wright, R. D.

J. Heaton, C. D. Watson, S. B. Jones, M. M. Bourke, C. M. Boyne, G. W. Smith, and R. D. Wright, “Sixteen channel (1 to 16 GHz) microwave spectrum analyzer device based on phased-array of GaAs-AlGaAs electro-optic waveguide delay lines,” SPIE-Int,” Soc. Opt. Eng. 3278, 245–251 (1998).

Wu, M.

W. Wang, R. Davis, T. Jung, R. Lodenkamper, L. Lembo, J. Brook, and M. Wu, “Characterization of a coherent optical RF channeliser based on a diffraction grating,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49(10), 1996–2001 (2001).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

C.-S. Brès, N. Alic, E. Myslivets, and S. Radic, “Scalable Multicasting in One-Pump Parametric Amplifier,” IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 27(3), 356–363 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

R. H. Stolen and J. E. Bjorkholm, “Parametric amplification and frequency conversion in optical fibers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 18(7), 1062–1072 (1982).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (4)

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, N. Alic, and S. Radic, “Wavelength Multicasting of 320 Gb/s Channel in Self-Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(14), 1002–1004 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C.-S. Brès, A. O. J. Wiberg, B. P.-P. Kuo, E. Myslivets, N. Alic, B. Stossel, and S. Radic, “Low Distortion Multicasting of Analog Signal by Self Seeded Parametric Mixer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(5), 332–334 (2010).
[CrossRef]

E. Myslivets, C. Lundstrom, J. M. Aparicio, S. Moro, A. O. J. Wiberg, C.-S. Bres, N. Alic, P. A. Andrekson, and S. Radic, “Spatial Equalization of Zero Dispersion Wavelength Profiles in Nonlinear Fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(24), 1807–1809 (2009).
[CrossRef]

K. Inoue and H. Toba, “Wavelength conversion experiment using fiber four-wave mixing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4(1), 69–72 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. (2)

S. J. Strutz and K. J. Williams, “An 8 – 18-GHz All-Optical Microwave Downconverter with Channelization,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49(10), 1992–1995 (2001).
[CrossRef]

W. Wang, R. Davis, T. Jung, R. Lodenkamper, L. Lembo, J. Brook, and M. Wu, “Characterization of a coherent optical RF channeliser based on a diffraction grating,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 49(10), 1996–2001 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Proc. IEEE (1)

G. W. Anderson, D. C. Webb, A. E. Spezio, and J. N. Lee, “Advanced channelization for RF, microwave, and millimeterwave applications,” Proc. IEEE 79(3), 355–388 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

C. J. McKinstrie, S. Radic, and A. R. Chraplyvy, “Parametric amplifiers driven by two pump waves,” Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 8(3), 538–547 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Soc. Opt. Eng. (2)

J. Heaton, C. D. Watson, S. B. Jones, M. M. Bourke, C. M. Boyne, G. W. Smith, and R. D. Wright, “Sixteen channel (1 to 16 GHz) microwave spectrum analyzer device based on phased-array of GaAs-AlGaAs electro-optic waveguide delay lines,” SPIE-Int,” Soc. Opt. Eng. 3278, 245–251 (1998).

E. M. Alexander and R. W. Gammon, “The Fabry-Perot etalon as an RF frequency channelizer,” SPIE-Int,” Soc. Opt. Eng. 464, 45–52 (1984).

Other (1)

J. B.-Y. Tsui, Microwave Receivers for Electronic Warfare Applications (Wiley, 1986).

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Figures (10)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Conventional split-and-filter photonic channelizer architecture requiring a bank of high-Q filters. (b) Copy-and-filter all parametric channelizer architecture relying on a single periodic filter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Schematic of the photonic channelized receiver based on parametric wavelength multicasting followed by etalon and DWDM filtering. (b) Illustration of the relationship between a periodic etalon transmission characteristic (cian) and equally spaced optical signals generated by wavelength multicasting at f1 , and f2 resulting in pre-defined carrier-to-peak offset Δ f .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental setup. BPF: band pass filter. RF: radio frequency generator. MOD: modulator. HNLF: highly nonlinear fiber. WDM: wavelength division multiplexer. PD: photodiode. Insets: high resolution spectra of the etalon transmission features

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Optical spectrum (0.1nm res) at the output of the multicasting mixer (a) pumps only illustrating self seeding of higher order pumps, (b) with signal for pump ON and OFF (high sensitivity). Self seeding resulted in the generation of strong higher order pumps (P2’ and P1’) and a large number of copies.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Superimposed high resolution spectra (15MHz res) after etalon illustrating channelization with 1GHz resolution: (a) 10GHz sub-band monitoring at Copy I1, (b) 5GHz sub-band monitoring at Copy I6, and (c) 1GHz sub-band monitoring at Copy I10, (d) Input and output spectra of the channelized received for Copy I5.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Normalized detected voltage on each multicast copy as a function of input RF frequency. (a) Mode1 of operation: 1 to 10GHz operating range with 1GHz channel spacing. (b) Mode2 of operation: 3 to 12 GHz operating range with 1GHz channel spacing

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Normalized detected voltage on each multicast copy as a function of input RF frequency. (a) Mode3 of operation: 3 to 7.5GHz operating range with 500MHz channel spacing. (b) Mode4 of operation: 1.5 to 15 GHz operating range with 1.5GHz channel spacing

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Contrast ratio for target ON/ OFF as a function of targeted sub-band for the three channel spacing

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Dynamic range measurement of parametric channelized receiver.

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

(a) Induced idler loss due to pumps miss-positioning. (b) Experimental observation of idler detuning and corresponding loss for 2 sets of data.

Tables (2)

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Table 1 Optical Performance of Self-seeded Multicasting

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Table 2 Parameters for Parametric Channelizer Modes of Operation

Equations (3)

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Δ = f i+1 f i = aFSR δ channel , for 1 < i < ( N 1 ) .
Δ pump = f p2 f p1 = 2 Δ ,
Δ s-p = | f px f seed | = Δ 2 .

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