Abstract

An optically tunable optoelectronic oscillator (OEO) implemented by employing a two-port optical phase modulator without using any electronic microwave filters is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The key device in the system is the two-port phase modulator, which functions, in conjunction with a dispersive element in the loop, to form a high-Q microwave filter to perform microwave frequency selection. The central frequency of the microwave filter is a function of the optical wavelength and the chromatic dispersion of the dispersive element, therefore, the oscillation frequency can be simply tuned by tuning the wavelength of the laser source or the chromatic dispersion of the dispersive element. A theoretical analysis is provided, which is verified by experiments. The phase noise performance and the frequency tunability are both experimentally investigated.

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E. Shumakher, G. Eisenstein, "A novel multiloop optoelectronic oscillator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 1881-1883 (2008).

D. Eliyahu, D. Seidel, L. Maleki, "RF amplitude and phase-noise reduction of an optical link and an opto-electronic oscillator," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 56, 449-456 (2008).

2007 (1)

Y. Jiang, J. Yu, Y. Wang, L. Zhang, E. Yang, "An optical domain combined dual-loop optoelectronic oscillator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 807-809 (2007).

2005 (2)

F. Zeng, J. P. Yao, "Investigation of phase modulator based all-optical bandpass microwave filter," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 1721-1728 (2005).

H. Tsuchida, M. Suzuki, "40-Gb/s clock recovery using an injection-locked optoelectronic oscillator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 211-213 (2005).

2004 (1)

F. Zeng, J. P. Yao, "All-optical bandpass microwave filter based on an electro-optic phase modulator," Opt. Exp. 12, 3814-3819 (2004).

2003 (1)

L. Huo, Y. Dong, C. Y. Lou, Y. Z. Gao, "Clock extraction using an optoelectronic oscillator from high-speed NRZ signal and NRZ-to-RZ format transformation," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 981-983 (2003).

2002 (1)

2000 (1)

X. S. Yao, L. Maleki, "Multiloop optoelectronic oscillator," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 79-84 (2000).

1996 (1)

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IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

X. S. Yao, L. Maleki, "Multiloop optoelectronic oscillator," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 79-84 (2000).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (4)

Y. Jiang, J. Yu, Y. Wang, L. Zhang, E. Yang, "An optical domain combined dual-loop optoelectronic oscillator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 807-809 (2007).

E. Shumakher, G. Eisenstein, "A novel multiloop optoelectronic oscillator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 1881-1883 (2008).

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H. Tsuchida, M. Suzuki, "40-Gb/s clock recovery using an injection-locked optoelectronic oscillator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 211-213 (2005).

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. (1)

D. Eliyahu, D. Seidel, L. Maleki, "RF amplitude and phase-noise reduction of an optical link and an opto-electronic oscillator," IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 56, 449-456 (2008).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

F. Zeng, J. P. Yao, "Investigation of phase modulator based all-optical bandpass microwave filter," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 1721-1728 (2005).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B (1)

X. S. Yao, L. Maleki, "Optoelectronic microwave oscillator," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 13, 1725-1735 (1996).

Opt. Exp. (1)

F. Zeng, J. P. Yao, "All-optical bandpass microwave filter based on an electro-optic phase modulator," Opt. Exp. 12, 3814-3819 (2004).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (2)

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D. Eliyahu, L. Maleki, "Tunable, ultra-low phase noise YIG based opto-electronic oscillator," Proc. IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symp. Dig. (2003) pp. 2185-2187.

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