Abstract

A new and simple structure for a single passband microwave photonic filter is presented. It is based on using an electro-optical phase modulator and a tunable optical filter and only requires a single wavelength source and a single photodetector. Experimental results are presented that demonstrate a single passband, flat-top radio-frequency filter response without free spectral range limitations, along with the capability of tuning the center frequency and filter bandwidth independently.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Opt. Express

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H. Fu, K. Zhu, H. Ou, and S. He, Opt. Laser Technol. 42, 81 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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T. X. H. Huang, X. Yi, L. Li, and R. A. Minasian, in Proceedings of 2011 International Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP 2011) (IEEE, 2011), pp. 389–392.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Topology of the proposed microwave photonic filter and (b) optical filter response together with the optical signal spectrum at the output of the phase modulator.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Measured RF responses with (a) center frequency tuning and (b) filter bandwidth tuning.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Measured passband response (dashed curve) and phase response (dotted curve) together with the linear curve fitting (solid curve).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Simulated RF filter 3 dB bandwidth (squares) at different grating bandwidths and the trend line (dash-dotted line). Inset: simulated RF filter response.

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E(t)=P0{J1(α)[ej(ω0ωm)tej(ω0+ωm)t]+J0(α)ejω0t},

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