All-Optical Signal Processing pp 449-467

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Harnessing Nonlinear Optics for Microwave Signal Processing



Harnessing nonlinear optical effects in a photonic chip scale has been proven useful for a number of key applications in optical communications. Microwave photonics (MWP) can also benefit from the adoption of such a technology, creating a new concept of nonlinear integrated microwave photonics. Here, we look at the potential of using nonlinear optical effects in a chip scale to enable RF signal processing with enhanced performance. We review a number of recent results in this field, with particular focus on the creation of frequency agile and high suppression microwave bandstop filters using on-chip stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS). We also discuss the future prospect of nonlinear integrated MWP to enable a general purpose, programmable analog signal processor, as well as compact, high performance active microwave filters with enhanced energy efficiency.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Marpaung
    • 1
  • Ravi Pant
    • 1
  • Benjamin J. Eggleton
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), School of PhysicsInstitute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS), University of SydneyCamperdownAustralia

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