General purpose signal processor on an optical chip

Leimeng Zhuang, Arthur J. Lowery

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Integrated optical signal processors have many applications in photonic processing of microwave signals. They provides wideband and stable signal processing operations on miniaturized chips with ultimate control precision. Creating general-purpose processors by introducing programmability is a key to enable system function flexibility and therewith offer great potential for a wide range of applications. Here, we review the recent progress in this area with highlights of a number of key programmable chips and their promising applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP 2016)
Subtitle of host publicationLong Beach, California, USA, 31 October – 3 November, 2016
EditorsLeif Johansson
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509016020
ISBN (Print)9781509016037
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2016
EventIEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP) 2016 - Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach, United States of America
Duration: 31 Oct 20163 Nov 2016


ConferenceIEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP) 2016
Abbreviated titleMWP 2016
CountryUnited States of America
CityLong Beach
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  • Integrated microwave photonics
  • Analog signal processing
  • Photonic integrated circuit
  • RF filter

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