MicroPhotonic reconfigurable RF signal processor

K. E. Alameh, S. Ahderom, M. Raisi, Rong Zheng, K. Eshraghian

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In this paper, we discuss the use of MicroPhotonic processors to control the optical power distribution in photonic signal processing structures, achieving adaptive photonic RF filtering with arbitrary transfer functions, A new MicroPhotonics-basedphotonic signal processing architecture is presented, in which fibre collimator arrays, Opto-VLSI processors, and a WDM combiner are integrated within an optical substrate to control the gains and weights of numerous active fibre Bragg grating cavities of different lengths. MicroPhotonic technology provides a cost-efficient and reliable means for controlling the gains and the input power of the Bragg cavities. Simulation results show that a reconfigured 64-cavity photonic filter structure can generate arbitrary transfer characteristics at RF frequencies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDELTA 2004
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Second IEEE International Workshop on Electronic Design, Test and Applications
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0769520812, 9780769520810
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sept 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Workshop on Electronic Design, Test and Applications (2nd : 2004) - Perth, Australia
Duration: 28 Jan 200430 Jan 2004


ConferenceIEEE International Workshop on Electronic Design, Test and Applications (2nd : 2004)


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