Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a novel tunable true-time delay line with separate carrier tuning using dual-parallel Mach-Zehnder modulator and stimulated Brillouin scattering-induced slow light. The phase of the optical carrier can be continuously and precisely controlled by simply adjusting the dc bias of the dual-parallel Mach-Zehnder modulator. In addition, both the slow light and single-sideband modulation can be simultaneously achieved in the stimulated Brillouin scattering process with three types of configuration. Finally, the true-time delay technique is clearly verified by a two-tap incoherent microwave photonic filter as the free spectral range of the filter is changed.

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2010 (5)

M. Sagues and A. Loayssa, “Swept optical single sideband modulation for spectral measurement applications using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express 18(16), 17555–17568 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Chin, L. Thévenaz, J. Sancho, S. Sales, J. Capmany, P. Berger, J. Bourderionnet, and D. Dolfi, “Broadband true time delay for microwave signal processing, using slow light based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers,” Opt. Express 18(21), 22599–22613 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. V. Drummond, P. P. Monteiro, and R. N. Nogueira, “Photonic true-time delay beamforming based on polarization-domain interferometers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 28(17), 2492–2498 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Sales, W. Xue, J. Mørk, and I. Gasulla, “Slow and fast light effects and their applications to microwave photonics using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 58(11), 3022–3038 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Sancho, S. Chin, M. Sagues, A. Loayssa, J. Lloret, I. Gasulla, S. Sales, L. Thévenaz, and J. Capmany, “Dynamic microwave photonic filter using separate carrier tuning based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(23), 1753–1755 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (2)

P. A. Morton and J. B. Khurgin, “Microwave photonic delay line with separate tuning of the optical carrier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(22), 1686–1688 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Yao, “Microwave photonics,” J. Lightwave Technol. 27(3), 314–335 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (2)

2007 (2)

2006 (3)

2005 (3)

1997 (2)

G. H. Smith, D. Novak, and Z. Ahmed, “Overcoming chromatic-dispersion effects in fiber-wireless systems incorporating external modulators,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 45(8), 1410–1415 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Corral, J. Marti, J. M. Fuster, and R. I. Laming, “True time-delay scheme for feeding optically controlled phased-array antennas using chirped-fiber gratings,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9(11), 1529–1531 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

R. D. Esman, M. Y. Frankel, J. L. Dexter, L. Goldberg, M. G. Parent, D. Stilwell, and D. G. Cooper, “Fiber-optic prism true time-delay antenna feed,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5(11), 1347–1349 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

W. Ng, A. A. Walston, G. L. Tangonan, J. J. Lee, I. L. Newberg, and N. Bernstein, “The first demonstration of an optically steered microwave phased array antenna using true-time-delay,” J. Lightwave Technol. 9(9), 1124–1131 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Ahmed, Z.

G. H. Smith, D. Novak, and Z. Ahmed, “Overcoming chromatic-dispersion effects in fiber-wireless systems incorporating external modulators,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 45(8), 1410–1415 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Berger, P.

Bernstein, N.

W. Ng, A. A. Walston, G. L. Tangonan, J. J. Lee, I. L. Newberg, and N. Bernstein, “The first demonstration of an optically steered microwave phased array antenna using true-time-delay,” J. Lightwave Technol. 9(9), 1124–1131 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Bigelow, M. S.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94(15), 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bourderionnet, J.

Boyd, R. W.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94(15), 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cabrera-Granado, E.

Calderón, O. G.

Capmany, J.

J. Sancho, S. Chin, M. Sagues, A. Loayssa, J. Lloret, I. Gasulla, S. Sales, L. Thévenaz, and J. Capmany, “Dynamic microwave photonic filter using separate carrier tuning based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(23), 1753–1755 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Chin, L. Thévenaz, J. Sancho, S. Sales, J. Capmany, P. Berger, J. Bourderionnet, and D. Dolfi, “Broadband true time delay for microwave signal processing, using slow light based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers,” Opt. Express 18(21), 22599–22613 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Capmany and D. Novak, “Microwave photonics combines two worlds,” Nat. Photonics 1(6), 319–330 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chin, S.

S. Chin, L. Thévenaz, J. Sancho, S. Sales, J. Capmany, P. Berger, J. Bourderionnet, and D. Dolfi, “Broadband true time delay for microwave signal processing, using slow light based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers,” Opt. Express 18(21), 22599–22613 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Sancho, S. Chin, M. Sagues, A. Loayssa, J. Lloret, I. Gasulla, S. Sales, L. Thévenaz, and J. Capmany, “Dynamic microwave photonic filter using separate carrier tuning based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(23), 1753–1755 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chuang, S. L.

Cooper, D. G.

R. D. Esman, M. Y. Frankel, J. L. Dexter, L. Goldberg, M. G. Parent, D. Stilwell, and D. G. Cooper, “Fiber-optic prism true time-delay antenna feed,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5(11), 1347–1349 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Corral, J. L.

J. L. Corral, J. Marti, J. M. Fuster, and R. I. Laming, “True time-delay scheme for feeding optically controlled phased-array antennas using chirped-fiber gratings,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9(11), 1529–1531 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Dawes, A. M. C.

Dexter, J. L.

R. D. Esman, M. Y. Frankel, J. L. Dexter, L. Goldberg, M. G. Parent, D. Stilwell, and D. G. Cooper, “Fiber-optic prism true time-delay antenna feed,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5(11), 1347–1349 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Dolfi, D.

Drummond, M. V.

Esman, R. D.

R. D. Esman, M. Y. Frankel, J. L. Dexter, L. Goldberg, M. G. Parent, D. Stilwell, and D. G. Cooper, “Fiber-optic prism true time-delay antenna feed,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5(11), 1347–1349 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Frankel, M. Y.

R. D. Esman, M. Y. Frankel, J. L. Dexter, L. Goldberg, M. G. Parent, D. Stilwell, and D. G. Cooper, “Fiber-optic prism true time-delay antenna feed,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5(11), 1347–1349 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Fuster, J. M.

J. L. Corral, J. Marti, J. M. Fuster, and R. I. Laming, “True time-delay scheme for feeding optically controlled phased-array antennas using chirped-fiber gratings,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9(11), 1529–1531 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Gaeta, A. L.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94(15), 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gasulla, I.

J. Sancho, S. Chin, M. Sagues, A. Loayssa, J. Lloret, I. Gasulla, S. Sales, L. Thévenaz, and J. Capmany, “Dynamic microwave photonic filter using separate carrier tuning based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(23), 1753–1755 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Sales, W. Xue, J. Mørk, and I. Gasulla, “Slow and fast light effects and their applications to microwave photonics using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 58(11), 3022–3038 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Gauthier, D. J.

Goldberg, L.

R. D. Esman, M. Y. Frankel, J. L. Dexter, L. Goldberg, M. G. Parent, D. Stilwell, and D. G. Cooper, “Fiber-optic prism true time-delay antenna feed,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5(11), 1347–1349 (1993).
[CrossRef]

González Herráez, M.

Granado, E. C.

Khurgin, J. B.

P. A. Morton and J. B. Khurgin, “Microwave photonic delay line with separate tuning of the optical carrier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(22), 1686–1688 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kjær, R.

Kondratko, P.

Lahoz, F. J.

A. Loayssa and F. J. Lahoz, “Broad-band RF photonic phase shifter based on stimulated Brillouin scattering and single-sideband modulation,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(1), 208–210 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Laming, R. I.

J. L. Corral, J. Marti, J. M. Fuster, and R. I. Laming, “True time-delay scheme for feeding optically controlled phased-array antennas using chirped-fiber gratings,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9(11), 1529–1531 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lee, J. J.

W. Ng, A. A. Walston, G. L. Tangonan, J. J. Lee, I. L. Newberg, and N. Bernstein, “The first demonstration of an optically steered microwave phased array antenna using true-time-delay,” J. Lightwave Technol. 9(9), 1124–1131 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Li, S.

Lloret, J.

J. Sancho, S. Chin, M. Sagues, A. Loayssa, J. Lloret, I. Gasulla, S. Sales, L. Thévenaz, and J. Capmany, “Dynamic microwave photonic filter using separate carrier tuning based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(23), 1753–1755 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Loayssa, A.

J. Sancho, S. Chin, M. Sagues, A. Loayssa, J. Lloret, I. Gasulla, S. Sales, L. Thévenaz, and J. Capmany, “Dynamic microwave photonic filter using separate carrier tuning based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(23), 1753–1755 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Sagues and A. Loayssa, “Swept optical single sideband modulation for spectral measurement applications using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express 18(16), 17555–17568 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Loayssa and F. J. Lahoz, “Broad-band RF photonic phase shifter based on stimulated Brillouin scattering and single-sideband modulation,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(1), 208–210 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Marti, J.

J. L. Corral, J. Marti, J. M. Fuster, and R. I. Laming, “True time-delay scheme for feeding optically controlled phased-array antennas using chirped-fiber gratings,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9(11), 1529–1531 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Melle, S.

Monteiro, P. P.

Mørk, J.

S. Sales, W. Xue, J. Mørk, and I. Gasulla, “Slow and fast light effects and their applications to microwave photonics using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 58(11), 3022–3038 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Mørk, R. Kjær, M. van der Poel, and K. Yvind, “Slow light in a semiconductor waveguide at gigahertz frequencies,” Opt. Express 13(20), 8136–8145 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Morton, P. A.

P. A. Morton and J. B. Khurgin, “Microwave photonic delay line with separate tuning of the optical carrier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(22), 1686–1688 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Neifeld, M. A.

Newberg, I. L.

W. Ng, A. A. Walston, G. L. Tangonan, J. J. Lee, I. L. Newberg, and N. Bernstein, “The first demonstration of an optically steered microwave phased array antenna using true-time-delay,” J. Lightwave Technol. 9(9), 1124–1131 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Ng, W.

W. Ng, A. A. Walston, G. L. Tangonan, J. J. Lee, I. L. Newberg, and N. Bernstein, “The first demonstration of an optically steered microwave phased array antenna using true-time-delay,” J. Lightwave Technol. 9(9), 1124–1131 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Nogueira, R. N.

Novak, D.

J. Capmany and D. Novak, “Microwave photonics combines two worlds,” Nat. Photonics 1(6), 319–330 (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. H. Smith, D. Novak, and Z. Ahmed, “Overcoming chromatic-dispersion effects in fiber-wireless systems incorporating external modulators,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 45(8), 1410–1415 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Okawachi, Y.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94(15), 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Parent, M. G.

R. D. Esman, M. Y. Frankel, J. L. Dexter, L. Goldberg, M. G. Parent, D. Stilwell, and D. G. Cooper, “Fiber-optic prism true time-delay antenna feed,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5(11), 1347–1349 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Sagues, M.

J. Sancho, S. Chin, M. Sagues, A. Loayssa, J. Lloret, I. Gasulla, S. Sales, L. Thévenaz, and J. Capmany, “Dynamic microwave photonic filter using separate carrier tuning based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(23), 1753–1755 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Sagues and A. Loayssa, “Swept optical single sideband modulation for spectral measurement applications using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express 18(16), 17555–17568 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sales, S.

S. Chin, L. Thévenaz, J. Sancho, S. Sales, J. Capmany, P. Berger, J. Bourderionnet, and D. Dolfi, “Broadband true time delay for microwave signal processing, using slow light based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers,” Opt. Express 18(21), 22599–22613 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Sancho, S. Chin, M. Sagues, A. Loayssa, J. Lloret, I. Gasulla, S. Sales, L. Thévenaz, and J. Capmany, “Dynamic microwave photonic filter using separate carrier tuning based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(23), 1753–1755 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Sales, W. Xue, J. Mørk, and I. Gasulla, “Slow and fast light effects and their applications to microwave photonics using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 58(11), 3022–3038 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Sancho, J.

J. Sancho, S. Chin, M. Sagues, A. Loayssa, J. Lloret, I. Gasulla, S. Sales, L. Thévenaz, and J. Capmany, “Dynamic microwave photonic filter using separate carrier tuning based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(23), 1753–1755 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Chin, L. Thévenaz, J. Sancho, S. Sales, J. Capmany, P. Berger, J. Bourderionnet, and D. Dolfi, “Broadband true time delay for microwave signal processing, using slow light based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers,” Opt. Express 18(21), 22599–22613 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schneider, T.

Schweinsberg, A.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94(15), 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sharping, J. E.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94(15), 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Smith, G. H.

G. H. Smith, D. Novak, and Z. Ahmed, “Overcoming chromatic-dispersion effects in fiber-wireless systems incorporating external modulators,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 45(8), 1410–1415 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Song, K. Y.

Stenner, M. D.

Stilwell, D.

R. D. Esman, M. Y. Frankel, J. L. Dexter, L. Goldberg, M. G. Parent, D. Stilwell, and D. G. Cooper, “Fiber-optic prism true time-delay antenna feed,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5(11), 1347–1349 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Su, H.

Tangonan, G. L.

W. Ng, A. A. Walston, G. L. Tangonan, J. J. Lee, I. L. Newberg, and N. Bernstein, “The first demonstration of an optically steered microwave phased array antenna using true-time-delay,” J. Lightwave Technol. 9(9), 1124–1131 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Thévenaz, L.

van der Poel, M.

Walston, A. A.

W. Ng, A. A. Walston, G. L. Tangonan, J. J. Lee, I. L. Newberg, and N. Bernstein, “The first demonstration of an optically steered microwave phased array antenna using true-time-delay,” J. Lightwave Technol. 9(9), 1124–1131 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Willner, A. E.

Xue, W.

S. Sales, W. Xue, J. Mørk, and I. Gasulla, “Slow and fast light effects and their applications to microwave photonics using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 58(11), 3022–3038 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yao, J.

Yvind, K.

Zhang, H.

Zhang, L.

Zheng, X.

Zhou, B.

Zhu, Z.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (5)

R. D. Esman, M. Y. Frankel, J. L. Dexter, L. Goldberg, M. G. Parent, D. Stilwell, and D. G. Cooper, “Fiber-optic prism true time-delay antenna feed,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5(11), 1347–1349 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Corral, J. Marti, J. M. Fuster, and R. I. Laming, “True time-delay scheme for feeding optically controlled phased-array antennas using chirped-fiber gratings,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9(11), 1529–1531 (1997).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Morton and J. B. Khurgin, “Microwave photonic delay line with separate tuning of the optical carrier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(22), 1686–1688 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Sancho, S. Chin, M. Sagues, A. Loayssa, J. Lloret, I. Gasulla, S. Sales, L. Thévenaz, and J. Capmany, “Dynamic microwave photonic filter using separate carrier tuning based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(23), 1753–1755 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Loayssa and F. J. Lahoz, “Broad-band RF photonic phase shifter based on stimulated Brillouin scattering and single-sideband modulation,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(1), 208–210 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. (2)

G. H. Smith, D. Novak, and Z. Ahmed, “Overcoming chromatic-dispersion effects in fiber-wireless systems incorporating external modulators,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 45(8), 1410–1415 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. Sales, W. Xue, J. Mørk, and I. Gasulla, “Slow and fast light effects and their applications to microwave photonics using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 58(11), 3022–3038 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (4)

Nat. Photonics (1)

J. Capmany and D. Novak, “Microwave photonics combines two worlds,” Nat. Photonics 1(6), 319–330 (2007).
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Opt. Express (7)

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Figures (13)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Principle to perform TTD over the RF signal bandwidth Δv RF by (a) conventional method and (b) SCT technique.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Structure of the DPMZM, along with the schematic optical spectra at different locations.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic configuration of the TTD system (TLS: tunable laser source; C1 and C2: optical coupler; DPMZM: dual-parallel Mach-Zehnder modulator; DSF: dispersion shifted fiber; OC: optical circulator; EDFA1 and EDFA2: erbium-doped fiber amplifier; VOA: variable optical attenuator; PC: polarization controller; PD: photodetector; VNA: vector network analyzer; OSA: optical spectrum analyzer).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Three types of CS-SSB + OC modulation are realized by counterpropagating a CS-DSB + OC signal at a frequency of v RF and a CS-DSB pump signal at a frequency of v P in a length of DSF: Type I (v RF<v P, v P = v RF + v B), Type II (v RF>vB, v P = v RF-v B) and Type III (v RF<v B, v P = v B-v RF).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Measured optical spectra of the (a) pump, (b) CS-DSB + OC modulated (before SBS), and CS-SSB + OC modulated (after SBS) signals for Type I modulation (v RF = 8 GHz, v P = 18.492 GHz).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Measured USSR versus v RF for a fixed pump power of 14.4 dBm. Different types of CS-SSB + OC modulation configuration were used in the measurement.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Phase shift of the 8GHz RF signal with respect to the control voltage (V3) of the DPMZM.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

The phase of the RF signal measured by the VNA as a function of the RF frequency in the vicinity of 8 GHz while the pump power of the SBS delay line is varied.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

(a) SBS gain profile and (b) the USSR of the CS-SSB + OC modulated signal (v RF = 8 GHz) with respect to the pump powers.

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

Schematic configuration of a two-tap incoherent MPF. TLS1 and TLS2: tunable laser source, TTD system: true time delay system (as illustrated in Fig. 3), BPF: tunable optical band-pass filter, MZM: Mach-Zehnder modulator; DSF: dispersion shifted fiber; VOA: variable optical attenuator, PD: photodetector, VNA: vector network analyzer.

Fig. 11
Fig. 11

Measured optical spectra before and after the BPF.

Fig. 12
Fig. 12

Measured (blue line, after filtering and green line, by adjusting V3) and simulated (red line) frequency response of the MPF.

Fig. 13
Fig. 13

Measured and simulated frequency response of the MPF without and with SBS process.

Equations (5)

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T R F = ϕ ( v C + v R F ) ϕ ( v C ) 2 π v R F
T S = 1 2 π ϕ v | v C + v R F .
T S = T R F = ϕ ( v C ) 2 π v R F
H ( v ) = a 1 + a 2 e i ( 2 π v T ) .
H ' ( v ) = a 1 + a 2 e i φ B P F ( v C ) e i ( 2 π v T ) = H ( v φ B P F ( v C ) 2 π T ) .

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