11 October 2017 Tunable optoelectronic oscillator using a polarization division multiplexing emulator and a polarization modulator
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Abstract
This paper proposes a frequency-tunable optoelectronic oscillator (OEO) based on a single bandpass microwave photonic filter (MPF), which is implemented by a polarization division multiplexing emulator (PDME) with a tunable time delay difference between the two polarization states, a polarization modulator (PolM), a broadband optical source (BOS), and a linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating (LCFBG). The center frequency of the MPF can be shifted by adjusting the time delay difference between the two polarization states of the PDME. By incorporating the MPF into an OEO, the oscillation frequency of OEO is tuned. The proposed OEO is experimentally demonstrated. Frequency-tunable oscillation signals from 2.45 to 12.72 GHz are generated with their performance being investigated.
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Xu Chen, Cheng-xin Li, Wei Wang, Ke Wu, Bo Zhao, Mingchun Yin, Lianqun Xie, Rui Dai, "Tunable optoelectronic oscillator using a polarization division multiplexing emulator and a polarization modulator," Optical Engineering 56(10), 106104 (11 October 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.10.106104 . Submission: Received: 16 June 2017; Accepted: 19 September 2017
Received: 16 June 2017; Accepted: 19 September 2017; Published: 11 October 2017
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