Flexible RF filter using a nonuniform SCISSOR

Leimeng Zhuang

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This work presents a flexible radiofrequency (RF) filter using an integrated microwave photonic circuit that comprises a nonuniform side-coupled integrated spaced sequence of resonators (N-SCISSOR). The filter passband can be reconfigured by varying the N-SCISSOR parameters. When employing a dual-parallel Mach-Zechnder modulator, the filter is also able to perform frequency downconversion. In the experiment, various filter response shapes are shown, ranging from a flat-top band-pass filter to a total opposite high-rejection (>40 dB) notch filter, with a frequency coverage of greater than two octaves. The frequency down-conversion function is also demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1118 - 1121
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

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