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Advanced Optical Processing of Microwave Signals


The authors present a review on the recent approaches proposed to implement transversal RF filters. Different tunable transversal filters consisting of wavelength tunable optical taps and those employing the tunability of dispersive devices are presented showing their high-performance characteristics. A comprehensive review of the fundamentals and a discussion on the main limitation of these structures are also included.

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Correspondence to Beatriz Ortega.

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Ortega, B., Pastor, D., Mora, J. et al. Advanced Optical Processing of Microwave Signals. EURASIP J. Adv. Signal Process. 2005, 852321 (2005).

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