Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
Electron Science Research Institute (ESRI)
A novel reconfigurable microwave photonic filter structure with positive and negative coefficients is proposed and demonstrated. The filter structure comprises two arrayed waveguide gratings, a custom-made fiber array, high-dispersion fibres, and a reconfigurable opto-VLSI processor. Positive and negative filter weights can flexibly be synthesised to realise arbitrary transfer functions. Experimental results are presented, which demonstrate the principle of the proposed filter structure.