Compression of ultra-long microwave pulses using programmable microwave photonic phase filtering with > 100 complex-coefficient taps
Journal article, 2014

Microwave photonic filters with arbitrary phase response can be achieved by merging high-repetition-rate electro-optic frequency comb technology with line-by-line pulse shaping. When arranged in an interferometric configuration, the filter features a number of programmable complex-coefficient taps equal to the number of available comb lines. In this work, we use an ultrabroadband comb generator resulting in a microwave photonic phase filter with >100 complex-coefficient taps. We demonstrate the potential of this filter by performing programmable chirp control of ultrawideband waveforms that extend over long (>10 ns) temporal apertures. This work opens new possibilities for compensating realistic linear distortion impairments on ultrabroadband wireless signals spanning over dozens of nanosecond temporal apertures.


Minhyup Song

Victor Torres Company

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Rui Wu

Andrew J Metcalf

Andrew M Weiner

Optics Express

1094-4087 (ISSN)

Vol. 22 6 6329-6338

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories


Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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