2 August 2012 Reconfigurable ultra-wideband waveform generation with simple photonic devices
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We propose and experimentally demonstrate a low cost, low power consumption technique for ultra-wideband pulse shaping. Our approach is based on thermal apodization of two identical linearly chirped fiber Bragg gratings (LCFBG) placed in both arms of a balanced photodetector. Resistive heating elements with low electrical power consumption are used to tune the LCFBG spectral responses. Using a standard gain switched distributed feedback laser as a pulsed optical source and a simple energy detector receiver, we measured a bit error rate of 1.5×10−4 at a data rate of 1  Gb/s after RF transmission over a 1-m link.
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Mansour Dastmalchi, Mansour Dastmalchi, Mohammad Abtahi, Mohammad Abtahi, David Lemus, David Lemus, Leslie A. Rusch, Leslie A. Rusch, Sophie LaRochelle, Sophie LaRochelle, } "Reconfigurable ultra-wideband waveform generation with simple photonic devices," Optical Engineering 51(8), 085002 (2 August 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.51.8.085002 . Submission:

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