Integrated microwave photonics

Microwave photonics refers to the generation, processing, distribution, and measurement of microwave signals using photonic components and techniques.  Key advantages of microwave photonics are ultra-wide bandwdith and flexible reconfiguration in of optical processing.

Principles of microwave photonics

We explore the use of low-loss photonic integrated circuits in RF- microwave photonic systems. By harnessing linear and nonlinear optical interactions in these circuits, advanced functionalities including filtering, true-time delay, phase shifting, and pulse shaping have been demonstrated.

Integrated microwave photonic circuits

Key publications
  • H. Y. Jiang, L.S. Yan, and D. Marpaung “Chip-based arbitrary radio-frequency photonic filter with algorithm-driven reconfigurable resolution”, Optics Letters 43, 418 (2018)   [pdf]

  • Y. Liu, A. Choudhary, J. Hotten, B. J. Eggleton, and D. Marpaung “All-optimized integrated RF photonic notch filter”, Optics Letters 42, no. 22, p. 4631, (2017).  [pdf]

  • Y. Liu, A. Choudhary, D. Marpaung, and B. J. Eggleton “Gigahertz optical tuning of an
    on-chip RF photonic delay line”, Optica 4, 418 (2017).   [pdf]


  • D. Marpaung, C. Roeloffzen, R. Heideman, A. Leinse, S. Sales and J. Capmany, “Integrated microwave photonics,” Laser and Photonics Reviews, 7, 506, (2013).   [pdf]

  • M. Burla, D. Marpaung, L. Zhuang, C. Roeloffzen, M.R. Khan, A. Leinse, M. Hoekman
    and R. Heideman, “On-chip CMOS compatible reconfigurable optical delay line with separate carrier tuning for microwave photonic signal processing,” Optics Express
    19(22), (2011).   [pdf]


  •  D. Marpaung, C. Roeloffzen, A. Leinse, and M. Hoekman, “A photonic chip based frequency discriminator for a high performance microwave photonic link,” Optics Express 18(26), (2010).   [pdf]