A novel microwave photonic link employing cascaded ring resonators as balanced optical discriminators

D.A.I. Marpaung, C.G.H. Roeloffzen, Arne Leinse, M. Hoekman

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    We report the design, fabrication and characterization of a balanced optical discriminator for a high performance phase modulation-direct detection microwave photonic link (MPL). The discriminator is an integrated optical filter consisting of five ring resonators which are fully tunable using thermo-optical tuning. The discriminator is configured to yield a desired transfer where the intensity transmission ramps linearly with the frequency. The performance of an MPL employing this discriminator is investigated. Measurement results on the MPL noise, linearity and spurious-free dynamic range are presented and discussed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter
    Place of PublicationDelft
    PublisherTechnical University of Delft
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-90-78314-15-8
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2010
    Event15th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter 2010 - Delft, Netherlands
    Duration: 18 Nov 201019 Nov 2010
    Conference number: 15

    Publication series

    PublisherIEEE Photonics Society


    Conference15th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter 2010


    • IR-74830
    • EWI-18885
    • METIS-275716

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