Ultrahigh Dynamic Range and Low Noise Figure Programmable Integrated Microwave Photonic Filter

O.F.P. Daulay, Gaojian Liu, Kaixuan Ye, R.A. Botter, Yvan Klaver, Qinggui Tan, Hongxi Yu, Marcel Hoekman, Edwin J. Klein, Chris G.H. Roeloffzen, Yang Liu, David Marpaung*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Working paperPreprintProfessional


Microwave photonics (MWP) has adopted a number of important concepts and technologies over the recent pasts, including photonic integration, versatile programmability, and techniques for en- hancing key radio frequency performance metrics such as the noise figure and the dynamic range. However, to date, these aspects have not been achieved simultaneously in a single circuit. Here, we demonstrate, for the first time, a multi-functional integrated microwave photonic circuit that enables on-chip programmable filtering functions while achieving record-high key radio frequency metrics of >120 dB.Hz dynamic range and 15 dB of noise figure that are previously unreachable. We unlock this unique feature by versatile complex spectrum tailoring using an all integrated modulation trans- former and a double injection ring resonator as a multi-function optical filtering component. This work breaks the conventional and fragmented approach of integration, functionality and performance that currently prevents the adoption of integrated MWP systems in real applications.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2022


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