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We introduce an enhanced method for the characterization of stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) spectra in single-mode fiber that is based on optical single-sideband modulation. This novel technique is shown to provide high-resolution characterization of SBS even under saturation operation in a simple and stable setup in which the spectrum is translated(More)
We demonstrate a new concept in optical carrier control that uses a simple arrangement based on a hybrid Brillouin-erbium fiber laser. The system offers precise tunable control of the optical carrier amplitude independently of the characteristics of the transmitter or the optical modulation format. As much as 55 dB of carrier attenuation is demonstrated,(More)
In this paper, we present an exact analytical solution for the inverse scattering problem formulated by using the coupled-mode theory in the microwave range, assuming single-mode operation. The solution is a series that gives the required coupling coefficient for the microwave device as a function of the target frequency response. A clear physical meaning(More)
In this paper, a method to design high-power low-pass harmonic filters in rectangular waveguide technology is proposed. The new filters consist of a collection of smooth E-plane bandstop elements along the propagation direction and a smooth variation of the filter width. This yields to a broad rejected band for the fundamental TE<sub>10</sub> mode, together(More)
We introduce a novel concept in Brillouin signal processing based on modification of the optical carrier's magnitude and phase by stimulated Brillouin scattering-induced depletion. The technique offers wideband processing and low noise and requires only low optical power. Application to the enhancement of a 25-km high-frequency analog link is experimentally(More)
BACKGROUND An internal rotation contracture of the shoulder is common after neonatal brachial plexus injuries due to subscapularis shortening and atrophy. It has been explained by 2 theories: muscle denervation and muscle imbalance between the internal and external rotators of the shoulder. The goal of this study was to test the hypothesis that muscle(More)
In this paper, we propose and demonstrate a new technique for the design of arbitrary-order differentiators, intended for ultra-wideband (UWB) applications in microwave coupled-line technology. The technique employs an exact analytical series solution for the synthesis problem derived by the authors from the coupled-mode theory. This solution allows for the(More)
Two different optical fiber bus networks are compared and demonstrated experimentally as means of gathering information from four wavelength-division-multiplexed photonic sensors. Both topologies include distributed amplification, which allows one to overcome the limitation in the maximum number of sensors that can be multiplexed in a single structure.(More)