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All-optical microwave photonic filters with Hi-Bi linearly chirped grating
Author(s): Yandong Gong; YongXin Guo; O. L. C. Michael; G. X. Ning; Juanjuan Hu; Ping Shum; H. Dong; M. Tang; S. N. Fu; G. B. Ren; Lam Quoc Huy
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Paper Abstract

Microwave signals distributed over optical fibre are of great interest for many applications. There are many advantages of all-optical microwave filters for the direct processing of microwave signals in the optical domain, such as, large time-bandwidth products, insensitivity to electromagnetic interference, low loss, and lightweight. A number of low pass photonic microwave filters have been reported, where it is required to achieve optically incoherent summing of two light beams. To overcome the optical coherence problem, either a laser array is used, or the coherence length of the light source is kept smaller than the minimum delay time of the filter. Incoherent summing in bandpass filter has also been achieved; however, they require very long length of Hi-Bi fibre. We propose here all-optical low pass and bandpass microwave photonic filters configurations, together with their application in a 20 km radio-over-fibre (RoF) link. The key problem when using a narrow linewidth source is the coherent operation because of the narrow laser source. High differential group delay (DGD) will be induced by Hi-Bi linearly chirped fibre Bragg grating (LCFBG), the optical interference is avoided because the two orthogonal state of polarizations (SOPs). Meanwhile, the positive or negative chromatic dispersion (CD) will also be provided by the chirped Hi-Bi LCFBG. The bandpass resonance is eliminated by the use of phase modulation. The CD value also can be compensated or increased by the chirped LCFBG in the RoF link for both low pass and bandpass filters. Measured results agree well with the theoretical results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6781, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV, 67813F (4 December 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738710
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Yandong Gong, Institute for InfoComm Research (Singapore)
YongXin Guo, Institute for InfoComm Research (Singapore)
O. L. C. Michael, Institute for InfoComm Research (Singapore)
G. X. Ning, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Juanjuan Hu, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Ping Shum, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
H. Dong, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
M. Tang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
S. N. Fu, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
G. B. Ren, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Lam Quoc Huy, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6781:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV
Ming-Jun Li; Jianping Chen; Satoki Kawanishi; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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