Abstract

A photonic approach to generate impulse ultrawideband (UWB) signals with switchable shapes and polarities based on the frequency-to-time mapping technique is proposed and demonstrated. UWB monocycle, doublet, and triplet signals with two polarities can be obtained by adjusting the switchable spectrum shaper.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Nat. Photonics (2)

M.-H. Khan, H. Shen, Y. Xuan, L. Zhao, S. J. Xiao, D.-E. Leaird, A.-M. Weiner, and M.-H. Qi, Nat. Photonics 4, 117 (2010).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Conceptual diagram of proposed UWB generator. BLS, broadband light source; FBG, fiber Bragg grating; VOA, variable optical attenuator; TFM, tunable filter module; VDGD, variable differential-group-delay module; P, polarizer; PBC, polarization beam combiner; PC, polarization controller; PD, photodetector; and MZM, Mach–Zehnder modulator.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Generation of spectrum-shaping components at the output of TFM. Solid blue curve, reflected-spectrum by the FBG; dotted red curve, transfer function of the TFM; green insets in green, optical spectra after the TFM. (FWFBG, full bandwidth of the FBG; CS, central-wavelength shift.)

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Guideline (simulated results) of UWB signal generation through spectrum shaping. Blue (lower dashed) and red (upper dotted) curves, shaping components before PBC; black solid curve, synthesized UWB-pulse shape. Insets, electrical spectra of IR-UWB pulses.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Measured UWB-shaped optical spectra.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Measured electrical spectra of the UWB signals with FCC mask added (dotted curve). Insets, measured temporal UWB optical pulses.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Measured BER curves after a 25 km fiber transmission. Insets, eye diagrams of positive UWB doublet signal.

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Table 1. Optimal Parameters of the Spectrum Shapera

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Table 2. Parameters of the Spectrum Shapera

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Table 3. Characteristics of Measured IR-UWB Spectraa

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