Abstract

Architecture for the implementation of a tunable multitap microwave photonic filter (MPF) with all complex coefficients is proposed and demonstrated. The complex coefficients are realized by 360° tunable photonic microwave phase shifters based on single-sideband polarization modulation. The polarization modulator, wavelength-division multiplexers, polarizer, and photodetector required for achieving the tunable phase shift are shared by all taps. Only a polarization controller is required in each tap to adjust each phase shift independently, making the system simple and compact. A proof-of-concept experiment is performed. A four-tap MPF with full free spectral range tunability and adjustable filter shape is realized.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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M. Sagues, R. G. Olcina, A. Loayssa, S. Sales, and J. Capmany, Opt. Express 16, 303 (2008).

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M. Sagues, A. Loayssa, and J. Capmany, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1194 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

J. Capmany, B. Ortega, and D. Pastor, J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 201 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Loayssa, J. Capmany, M. Sagues, and J. Mora, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1744 (2006).
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[CrossRef]

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A. Loayssa, J. Capmany, M. Sagues, and J. Mora, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1744 (2006).
[CrossRef]

W. Li, N. H. Zhu, and L. X. Wang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 462 (2011).

W. Q. Xue, S. Sales, J. Mork, and J. Capmany, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 167 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Sagues, A. Loayssa, and J. Capmany, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1194 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech.

R. A. Minasian, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 54, 832 (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. K. Yi, T. X. H. Huang, and R. A. Minasian, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 58, 3088 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the proposed N-tap MPF. PolM, polarization modulator; WDM, wavelength division multiplexer; PC, polarization controller; Pol, polarizer; PD, photodetector; and VNA, vector network analyzer.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Transmission response of the four passbands of the WDM and the optical spectra of the signals before and after the WDMs.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Frequency responses of the three two-tap MPFs and (b) the frequency response of the four-tap MPF.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Frequency responses of the four-tap MPF with different shapes and MSSRs.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Frequency responses of the four-tap MPF with different center frequencies.

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H(f)=n=0N1anexp(j2πfnT),
H(f)=a0+a1exp(jθ)exp(j2πfT)+a2exp(j2θ)exp(j2πf2T)++anexp(jnθ)exp(j2πfnT)=n=0N1anexp(jn2πT(θ2πTf)),

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