Special Issue "Microwave Photonics 2017"

A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 November 2017)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Chao Wang

School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent Canterbury, CT2 7NT, UK
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Interests: microwave photonics; optical signal processing; ultrafast imaging; optical communications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Microwave photonics (MWP) is an emerging interdisciplinary area that investigates the deep interactions between microwaves and light waves for efficient generation, distribution, processing, control, and sensing of microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz signals. Owing to inherent advantages offered by optics, such as high speed, broad bandwidth and reduced electromagnetic interference, MWP has become an enabling technology for widespread fields ranging from defense applications, such as radar and electronic warfare systems, to civil applications, such as wireless and satellite communications, imaging and instrumentation.

This Special Issue will focus on the latest advances in this multi-disciplinary research area, ranging from novel devices to system test and new applications. Both original research papers and review articles are welcome to present in this Special Issue. Technical topics include but not limited to the following.

  •     high speed optoelectronic devices
  •     integrated microwave photonics
  •     microwave photonic signal processing
  •     photonic microwave signal and arbitrary waveform generation
  •     radio over fiber and 5G
  •     THz photonics
  •     microwave photonics for innovative applications

SI Best paper award (300 CHF) will be selected from this SI.

Dr. Chao Wang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Photonic microwave generation
  • Microwave photonic filters
  • Integrated microwave photonics
  • Radio over fiber
  • Optical wireless communications
  • Microwave photonic sensing and measurements
  • Photonic analog-to-digital conversion
  • THz photonics

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Open AccessFeature PaperReview Simultaneous Multi-Channel Microwave Photonic Signal Processing
Photonics 2017, 4(4), 44; doi:10.3390/photonics4040044
Received: 25 October 2017 / Revised: 11 November 2017 / Accepted: 15 November 2017 / Published: 17 November 2017
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Abstract
Microwave photonic (MWP) systems exploit the advantages of photonics, especially with regards to ultrabroad bandwidth and adaptability, features that are significantly more challenging to obtain in the electronic domain. Thus, MWP systems can be used to realize a number of microwave signal processing
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Microwave photonic (MWP) systems exploit the advantages of photonics, especially with regards to ultrabroad bandwidth and adaptability, features that are significantly more challenging to obtain in the electronic domain. Thus, MWP systems can be used to realize a number of microwave signal processing functions including, amongst others, waveform generation and radio-frequency spectrum analysis (RFSA). In this paper, we review recent results on fiber and integrated approaches for simultaneous generation of multiple chirped microwave waveforms as well as multi-channel RFSA of ultrahigh repetition optical rate pulse trains. Full article
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