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Fiber stimulated Brillouin scattering-based microwave signal processing
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Paper Abstract

Microwave signal generation and processing such as frequency conversion are proposed and experimentally demonstrated based on stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in single-mode fibers (SMFs). A simple scheme to generate microwave/millimeter-wave sources is realized by utilizing the optical heterodyne technique between an optical carrier and its Stokes light. Stable microwave sources with the frequencies of about 10.56 and 21.71 GHz are experimentally realized using the first- and second-order SBS frequency shifts based on standard SMFs. A microwave frequency up/down conversion method is presented without premodulation for bi-direction radio-over-fiber systems by using fiber SBS. The microwave signal of 1.5 GHz is experimentally up-converted to 9.06 and 12.06 GHz, and the microwave signal of 9 GHz is down-converted to 1.56 GHz, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7134, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices V, 71341V (11 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803818
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Shiming Gao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Ying Gao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Hongyan Fu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7134:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices V
Ming-Jun Li; Ping Shum; Ian H. White; Xingkun Wu, Editor(s)

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