Coherence-free microwave photonic bandpass filter using a frequency-shifting recirculating delay line

C. Pulikkaseril, E.H.W. Chan, R.A. Minasian

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Abstract

A new microwave photonic filter that realizes a high-resolution bandpass filter response with coherence-free operation and without the limitations of phase-induced intensity noise is presented in this paper. It is based on a frequency-shifting recirculating delay line, which can simultaneously achieve a multitap, high-resolution filter and a very large suppression of noise, while also enabling the use of a conventional narrow-linewidth laser source without suffering from coherent interference effects. Experimental results demonstrate a filter value of 200 and an SNR improvement of 40.3 dB compared to conventional recirculating delay line structures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-269
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

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