Kim, Jae Hyun (2013-05). Novel Birefringent Frequency Discriminator for Microwave Photonic Links. Doctoral Dissertation. Thesis uri icon

abstract

  • A novel photonic frequency discriminator has been developed. The discriminator utilizes a Mach Zehnder interferometer-assisted ring resonator to achieve enhanced linearity. A numerical frequency-domain two-tone test is performed to evaluate the unique design of the discriminator, particularly for suppression of the third order intermodulation distortion. The discriminator is switchable between linear-intensity and linear-field regimes by adjusting a phase delay on one arm of the Mach Zehnder interferometer. Through the simulation, the linear
  • A novel photonic frequency discriminator has been developed. The discriminator utilizes a Mach Zehnder interferometer-assisted ring resonator to achieve enhanced linearity. A numerical frequency-domain two-tone test is performed to evaluate the unique design of the discriminator, particularly for suppression of the third order intermodulation distortion. The discriminator is switchable between linear-intensity and linear-field regimes by adjusting a phase delay on one arm of the Mach Zehnder interferometer. Through the simulation, the linear
    The discriminator is an optical ring resonator-Mach Zehnder interferometer synthesized passive filter. The ring resonator is made of Arsenic trisulfide (As2S3) and the bus waveguide is a Titanium
    In order for this highly birefringent device to be characterized, each polarization mode must be measured separately. A novel algorithm which can measure the wavelength-swept Jones matrix including its phase response is devised. The efficacy of the algorithm is demonstrated by characterizing a ring resonator. Finally, the fabricated discriminator is fully characterized using the algorithm.

publication date

  • May 2013