Abstract

We report the first experimental demonstration to our knowledge of a microwave frequency upshifting system based on phase modulation. A sequence of flat-top optical and RF pulses at a repetition rate of 18.22GHz, each with a FWHM time width of 25ps, is generated from a sinusoidal RF tone of only 3.680GHz, in good agreement with our analytical and numerical calculations. A simple explanation of this technique based on Talbot effect theory is provided. The practical limitations and capabilities of the phase-modulation-based frequency upshifting approach for ultrabroadband RF waveform generation are also discussed.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Electro-optic polymer frequency shifter activated by input optical pulses

Ilya Y. Poberezhskiy, Bartosz J. Bortnik, Seong-Ku Kim, and Harold R. Fetterman
Opt. Lett. 28(17) 1570-1572 (2003)

Broadband noise filtering in random sequences of coherent pulses using the temporal Talbot effect

Carlos R. Fernández-Pousa, Felipe Mateos, Laura Chantada, María Teresa Flores-Arias, Carmen Bao, María Victoria Pérez, and Carlos Gómez-Reino
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21(5) 914-922 (2004)

Frequency shifting of microwave signals by use of a general temporal self-imaging (Talbot) effect in optical fibers

José Azaña, Naum K. Berger, Boris Levit, Vladimir Smulakovsky, and Baruch Fischer
Opt. Lett. 29(24) 2849-2851 (2004)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription