Novel microwave optical filter design employing fiber Bragg grating arrays

Xiaoke Yi, Fang Wei, Ng Jun Hong, Chao Lu

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We propose a novel microwave optical filter design method employing fiber Bragg grating arrays and optimal filter design. In the proposed system, the grating arrays are used to provide different delays. Each of the grating arrays is connected with an adjustable attenuator that sets the weighting of the tap. Both negative and passive coefficients can be obtained by differential detection structure presented in the system. Tuning is realized by changing the optical carrier wavelength to select the operating gratings. We at the first time adopt linear phase structure in the microwave filter design, which simplifies the design configuration. Optimal filter design method is creatively adopted to optimize weightings of grating arrays. It is superior to window function method and can realize the total control of filter specifications. Furthermore, experiment has been conducted to confirm above conclusions. The results show that our method solves some pivotal problems and is an effective way to design microwave optical filters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-83
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventMultifrequency Electronic/Photonic Devices and Systems for Dual-Use Applications - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 29 Jul 200130 Jul 2001


  • Fiber Bragg grating
  • Microwave photonics
  • Transversal filter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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