Nonlinear dispersion-based incoherent photonic processing for microwave pulse generation with full reconfigurability

Autores UPV
Revista Optics Express


A novel all-optical technique based on the incoherent processing of optical signals using high-order dispersive elements is analyzed for microwave arbitrary pulse generation. We show an approach which allows a full reconfigurability of a pulse in terms of chirp, envelope and central frequency by the proper control of the second-order dispersion and the incoherent optical source power distribution, achieving large values of timebandwidth product.