Abstract

A low noise optically tunable optoelectronic oscillator (OEO) scheme which uses a 1000 finesse Fabry–Perot etalon as the mode selector is demonstrated. The dependency of input optical frequency on RF frequency is theoretically analyzed and experimentally shown. The etalon-based OEO is compared with the standard OEO with RF filter and the results show higher RF frequency stability and lower phase noise. A single optical side band modulation technique is also used to improve the spectral purity and the results are compared with the double side band modulation technique. Low noise operation of an optically tunable OEO is achieved by using optical single side band modulation.

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2009 (1)

F. Quinlan, S. Ozharar, S. Gee, P. J. Delfyett, "Harmonically mode-locked semiconductor-based lasers as high repetition rate ultralow noise pulse train and optical frequency comb sources," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 103001 (2009).

2008 (1)

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2007 (2)

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2003 (2)

D. Strekalov, D. Aveline, Y. Nan, R. Thompson, A. B. Matsko, L. Maleki, "Stabilizing an optoelectronic microwave oscillator with photonic filters," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 3052-3061 (2003).

J. Lasri, P. Devgan, R. Tang, P. Kumar, "Self-starting optoelectronic oscillator for generating ultra-low-jitter high-rate (10 GHz or higher) optical pulses," Opt. Exp. 11, 1430-1435 (2003).

2002 (1)

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2000 (2)

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1999 (1)

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1998 (1)

M. Y. Frankel, R. D. Esman, "Optical single-sideband suppressed-carrier," J. Lightw. Technol 16, (1998).

1996 (1)

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

1992 (1)

M. F. Lewis, "Novel RF oscillator using optical components," Electron. Lett. 28, 31-32 (1992).

1983 (1)

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, "Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator," Appl. Phys. B 31, 97-105 (1983).

1982 (1)

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Appl. Phys. B (1)

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, "Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator," Appl. Phys. B 31, 97-105 (1983).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. Neyer, E. Voges, "High-frequency electro-optic oscillator using an integrated interferometer," Appl. Phys. Lett. 40, 6-8 (1982).

Electron. Lett. (1)

M. F. Lewis, "Novel RF oscillator using optical components," Electron. Lett. 28, 31-32 (1992).

IEE Electron. Lett. (1)

T. Davidson, P. Goldgeier, G. Eisenstein, M. Orenstein, "High spectral purity CW oscillation and pulse generation in optoelectronic microwave oscillator," IEE Electron. Lett. 35, 1260-1261 (1999).

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)

D. H. Chang, H. R. Fetterman, H. Erlig, H. Zhang, M. C. Oh, C. Zhang, W. H. Steier, "39-GHz optoelectronic oscillator using broadband polymer electrooptic modulator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, (2002).

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J. Lightw. Technol (1)

M. Y. Frankel, R. D. Esman, "Optical single-sideband suppressed-carrier," J. Lightw. Technol 16, (1998).

J. Lightw. Technol. (2)

D. Strekalov, D. Aveline, Y. Nan, R. Thompson, A. B. Matsko, L. Maleki, "Stabilizing an optoelectronic microwave oscillator with photonic filters," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 3052-3061 (2003).

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J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

F. Quinlan, S. Ozharar, S. Gee, P. J. Delfyett, "Harmonically mode-locked semiconductor-based lasers as high repetition rate ultralow noise pulse train and optical frequency comb sources," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 103001 (2009).

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)

J. Lasri, P. Devgan, R. Tang, P. Kumar, "Self-starting optoelectronic oscillator for generating ultra-low-jitter high-rate (10 GHz or higher) optical pulses," Opt. Exp. 11, 1430-1435 (2003).

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