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Photonic microwave filter with single bandpass response based on Brillouin processing and SSB-SC

Nanophotonics Technol. Center, Univ. Politec. de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Conference: Microwave Photonics, 2009. MWP '09. International Topical Meeting on
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ABSTRACT A photonic structure for microwave filtering with single passband and the capability of continuously tuning the filter response over a broad microwave range is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The scheme is based on using stimulated Brillouin scattering and single sideband modulation with suppressed carrier (SSB-SC).

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