Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
Electron Science Research Institute (ESRI)
A reconfigurable photonic microwave filter structure employing an Opto-VLSI based adaptive optical combiner is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The Opto-VLSI based adaptive optical combiner is used to combine RF modulated optical signals with a user-defined weight profile to realize a reconfigurable RF photonic filter response. Theoretical simulations are in excellent agreement with the experimental results that demonstrate the concept of the photonic microwave filter structure.