Continuously Tunable Photonic Microwave Frequency Multiplication by Use of an Unbalanced Temporal Pulse Shaping System

Wang, Chao and Li, Ming and Yao, Jianping (2010) Continuously Tunable Photonic Microwave Frequency Multiplication by Use of an Unbalanced Temporal Pulse Shaping System. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 22 (17). pp. 1285-1287. ISSN 1041-1135. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2010.2053351) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A novel approach to achieving microwave frequency multiplication with a continuously tunable multiplication factor using an unbalanced temporal pulse shaping (TPS) system is proposed and demonstrated. The proposed TPS system consists of a Mach-Zehnder modulator and two dispersive elements having opposite dispersion values. Since the values of dispersion are not identical in magnitude, the entire system can be considered as a typical balanced TPS system for a real-time Fourier transformation followed by a residual dispersive element for a second real-time Fourier transformation. The microwave frequency multiplication factor is determined by the dispersion values of the two dispersive elements and can be continuously tunable by changing the values. Numerical simulations and experiments are performed. Microwave frequency multiplication with a factor as high as 13.2 is experimentally demonstrated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: INSPEC: CONTROLLED INDEXING Fourier transform optics frequency multipliers optical modulation optical pulse shaping INSPEC: NON CONTROLLED INDEXING Mach-Zehnder modulator continuously tunable photonic microwave frequency multiplication real-time Fourier transformation residual dispersive element unbalanced temporal pulse shaping system AUTHOR KEYWORDS Frequency multiplication microwave photonics real-time Fourier transform temporal pulse shaping (TPS) IEEE TERMS Dispersion Frequency conversion Microwave frequencies Microwave generation Optical modulation Optical pulse generation Optical pulse shaping Optical pulses Pulse shaping methods Real time systems
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2013 14:32 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2013 14:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35711 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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