Abstract

A novel method for generating quadruple-frequency millimeter-wave (MMW) by using an actively mode-locked fiber ring laser is proposed and demonstrated. In this approach, the optical Mach-Zehnder intensity modulator (MZM) is biased to suppress the odd-order optical sidebands, the fiber laser operates in the second-order rational harmonic mode, and a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) notch filter is used to block the optical carrier. When the MZM is driven by a fixed radio-frequency (RF) source of 10 GHz, a stable MMW signal of 40 GHz with the phase noise better than -76 dBc/Hz at 1-kHz offset is generated.

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H. Wen, L. Chen, Y. Pi, J. Yu, and S. Wen, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 34, 935 (2007).

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C. Peng, M. Yao, H. Zhang, Q. Xu, J. Zhang, and Y. Gao, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 30, 101 (2003).

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Chin. Opt. Lett.

Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese)

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H. Wen, L. Chen, Y. Pi, J. Yu, and S. Wen, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 34, 935 (2007).

C. Peng, M. Yao, H. Zhang, Q. Xu, J. Zhang, and Y. Gao, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 30, 101 (2003).

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A. C. Bordonalli, B. Cai, A. J. Seeds, and P. J. Williams, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 151 (1996).

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.

G. Qi, J. Yao, J. Seregelyi, S. Paquet, and C. Bélisle, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 53, 3090 (2005).

J. Lightwave Technol.

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