19 February 2009 All-optical tunable microwave interference suppression filter based on SOA
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An all-optical filter structure for interference suppression of microwave signals is presented. The filter is based on a recirculating delay line (RDL) loop consisting of a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) followed by a tunable narrowband optical filter, and a fiber Bragg grating connected after the RDL loop. Negative tap is generated in wavelength conversion process based on cross-gain modulation of amplified spontaneous emission spectrum of the SOA. A narrow passband filter with negative coefficients and a broadband all-pass filter are synthesized to achieve a narrow notch filter with flat passband which can excise interference with minimal impact on the wanted signal over a wide microwave range. Experimental results show that measured and theoretical frequency responses agree well and the filter is tunable.
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Enming Xu, Enming Xu, Xinliang Zhang, Xinliang Zhang, Lina Zhou, Lina Zhou, Dexiu Huang, Dexiu Huang, } "All-optical tunable microwave interference suppression filter based on SOA", Proc. SPIE 7279, Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2008: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration, 72790L (19 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821160; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.821160

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