Abstract

Optical pulses generated by current modulation of semiconductor lasers are strongly frequency chirped. This effect has been considered pernicious for optical communications. We take advantage of this effect for the generation of ultrawideband microwave signals by using an optical filter to achieve chirp-to-intensity conversion. We also experimentally achieve propagation through a 20km nonzero dispersion shifted fiber with no degradation of the signal at the receiver. Our method constitutes a prospective low-cost solution and offers integration capabilities with fiber-to-the-customer-premise systems.

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2006 (5)

F. Zeng and J. P. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2062 (2006).
[CrossRef]

W. P. Lin and Y.-C. Chen, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 882 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Zeng and J. P. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 823 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Q. Wang, F. Zeng, S. Blais, and J. P. Yao, Opt. Lett. 31, 3083 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. D. McKinney, I. S. Lin, and A. M. Weiner, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 54, 4247 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

I. S. Lin, J. D. McKinney, and A. M. Weiner, IEEE Microw. Wirel. Compon. Lett. 15, 226 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

J. Chou, Y. Han, and B. Jalali, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 581 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

W. P. Lin and Y.-C. Chen, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 882 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Microw. Wirel. Compon. Lett. (1)

I. S. Lin, J. D. McKinney, and A. M. Weiner, IEEE Microw. Wirel. Compon. Lett. 15, 226 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (4)

J. Chou, Y. Han, and B. Jalali, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 581 (2003).
[CrossRef]

C. Wang, F. Zeng, and J. P. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 137 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. Zeng and J. P. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 823 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Zeng and J. P. Yao, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2062 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. (1)

J. D. McKinney, I. S. Lin, and A. M. Weiner, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 54, 4247 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (2)

M.-G.Di Benedetto, T.Kaiser, A.F.Molish, I.Oppermann, and C.Politano, eds., UWB Communication Systems: A Comprehensive Overview (Hindawi, 2006).
[CrossRef]

G. P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems (Wiley Interscience, 2002).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. DFB, distributed feedback laser; OBPF, optical bandpass filter; O/E, optoelectronic conversion. NZDSF, nonzero dispersion shifted fiber; EDFA, erbium-doped fiber amplifier. Dotted lines, electrical connections.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Intensity pulse shape before the filter.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Power spectrum of laser (solid curve) and OBPF (dashed–dotted curve).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

UWB pulse achieved at the receiver: (a) intensity waveform and (b) RF spectrum.

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e out ( t ) = j A [ e in ( t ) j Δ ω e in ( t ) ] ,
I out ( t ) 2 A 2 Δ ω I o ( t ) [ Φ ( t ) + Δ ω 2 ] .

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