Wideband Mixed Signal Separation Based on Photonic Signal Processing

Yang Qi, Taichu Shi, Ben Wu

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The growing needs for high-speed and secure communications create an increasing challenge to the contemporary framework of signal processing. The coexistence of multiple high-speed wireless communication systems generates wideband interference. To protect the security and especially the privacy of users’ communications requires stealth communication that hides and recovers private information against eavesdropping attacks. The major problem in interference management and stealth information recovery is to separate the signal of interest from wideband interference/noise. However, the increasing signal bandwidth presents a real challenge to existing capabilities in separating the mixed signal and results in unacceptable latency. The photonic circuit processes a signal in an analog way with a unanimous frequency response over GHz bandwidth. The digital processor measures the statistical patterns of the signals with sampling rate orders of magnitude smaller than the Nyquist frequency. Under-sampling the signals significantly reduces the workload of the digital processor while providing accurate control of the photonic circuit to perform the real-time signal separations. The wideband mixed signal separation, based on photonic signal processing is scalable to multiple stages with the performance of each stage accrued.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-429
Number of pages17
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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