ELG7100 Microwave photonics

Assignment 1 Due: Oct 4, 2017 before the lecture
Assignment 2 Due: Nov 1, 2017 before the lecture
Assignment 3 Due: Dec 4, 2017 before the lecture

Calendar Description:

Optical components for microwave photonics applications. Radio over fiber systems. Photonic true time delay beamforming. Optical generation of microwave signals. Optical domain microwave filtering. All-optical microwave signal up- and down- conversions. Photonic digital conversions.

Lecture 1 Monday 14:30 - 16:00 CBY E015
Lecture 2 Wednesday 14:30 - 16:00 CBY E016

Lecture Notes: (Note: equations may not be displayed correctly using Chrome PDF viewer)

L1   L2   L3   L4   L5   L6   L7   L8   L9   L10   L11   L12   L13   L14   L15   L16   L17   L18   L19 SFDR   L20 AWG  

MWP filters with complex coefficients

Nonuniformly spaced MWP filters


ELG4173, or ELG5103 or equivalent

Evaluation scheme:
30% Assignments
50% Midterm Exam
20% Project Report

Office hours:
Dr. Jianping Yao, 2:30 pm-5:30 pm Wednesday, ARC311, Email: jpyao@uottawa.ca, Ext: 6309

Course Outline:
Week 1 Optical fibers, fiber dispersion (modal dispersion, chromatic dispersion and polarization mode dispersion), fiber loss and nonlinearity (stimulated Brillouin scattering, stimulated Raman scattering, self-phase and cross-phase modulation, four-wave mixing)
Week 2 Optical sources (semiconductor lasers, light emitting diodes), optical modulators (electrooptic modulators, optical absorption modulators), photodetectors (PIN diodes, and Avalanche diodes)
Week 3 Fiber Bragg gratings (uniform and chirped fiber Bragg gratings), Arrayed waveguide, and other passive components (Couplers, circulators)
Week 4 Radio over fiber network architectures
Week 5 Radio signal transmission over fiber
Week 6 Photonic true-time delay beamforming architecture
Week 7 Optical generation of microwave signals
Week 8 Photonics digital converters, optoelectronic processors
Week 9 Optical domain microwave filtering
Week 10 All-optical microwave signal up- and down- conversions
Week 11-12 Project presentations

Reference books:

1. Anne Vilcot, Beatrice Cabon and Jean Chazelas, Microwave Photonics: From Components to Applications and Systems, Kluwer Academic Pub

2. Hamed Al-Raweshidy, Shozo Komaki, editors, Radio over fiber technologies for mobile communications networks, Boston, Artech House, 2002

3. Henry Zmuda, Edward N. Toughlian, editors, Photonic aspects of modern radar, Boston, Artech House, 1994.


Selected research papers in the topics