Photonic Signal Processing: Techniques and Applications

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12/17/07 CRC
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Electronics 9780849337628
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The potential of photonic signal processing (PSP) to overcome electronic limits for processing ultra-wideband signals, provide signal conditioning that can be integrated in line with fiber optic systems, and improve signal quality makes this technology extremely attractive for improvement in receiver sensitivity performance. Spanning the current transitional period, Photonic Signal Processing: Techniques and Applications addresses the merging techniques of processing and manipulating signals propagating in the optical domain.

The book begins with a historical perspective of PSP and introduces photonic components essential for photonic processing systems, such as optical amplification devices, optical fibers, and optical modulators. The author demonstrates the representation of photonic circuits via a signal flow graph technique adapted for photonic domain. He describes photonic signal processors, such as differentiators and integrators, and their applications for the generation of solitons, and then covers the application of these solitons in optically amplified fiber transmission systems. The book illustrates the compensation dispersion using a photonic processor, the design of optical filters using photonic processor techniques, and the filtering of microwave signals in the optical domain.

Exploring methods for the processing of signals in the optical domain, the book includes solutions to photonic circuits that use signal flow techniques and significant applications in short pulse generation, the filtering of signals, differentiation, and the integration of signals. It delineates fundamental techniques on the processing of signals in the optical domain as well as their applications that lead to advanced aspects of performing generation of short pulses, integration, differentiation, and filtering for optical communications systems and networks and processing of ultra-high speed signals.

Table of Contents

Principal Photonic Devices for Processing

Optical Fiber Communications
Photonic Signal Processors
Optical Monitors
Incoherence and Coherence in Photonic Signal Processing
Incoherent Fiber-Optic Signal Processing
Coherent Integrated-Optic Signal Processing

Photonic Computing Processor

Incoherent Fiber-Optic Systolic Array Processors
Programmable Incoherent Newton-Cotes Optical Integrator
Higher-Derivative FIR Optical Differentiators
Appendix A: Generalized Theory of Newton-Cotes Digital Integrators

Ultra-Short Pulse Photonic Generator

Optical Dark-Solution Generator and Detectors
Mode-Locked Ultra-Short Pulse Generators

Dispersion Compensation Using Photonic Filters

Introductory Remarks
Dispersion Compensation Using Optical Resonators
Eigenfilter Design for Dispersion Compensation

Tunable Optical Filters

Basic Structures of Tunable Optical Filters
Appendix: Fundamental Characteristics of Recursive Digital Filters


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  • Provides the fundamentals of principal photonic devices essential for processing of ultra-fast electrical and electronic signals in the photonic domain
  • Describes the fundamental theory of incoherent and coherent optical signal processing
  • Explains incoherent fiber-optic systolic array processors for real-valued digital matrix computations
  • Presents applications in soliton communications and soliton logics for emerging light sources of very narrow pulse width sequence
  • Covers techniques employing optical filters and resonators that can be designed and implemented using photonic signal processing methodology
  • Discusses the use of digital filter design method to systematically design tunable optical filters with variable passband and center wavelength/frequency characteristics for lowpass, highpass, bandpass, and bandstop types