Abstract

We report the experimental implementation of a wireless transmission system with a 146-GHz carrier frequency which is generated by optical heterodyning the two modes from a monolithically integrated quantum dash dual-DFB source. The monolithic structure of the device and the inherent low noise characteristics of quantum dash gain material allow us to demonstrate the transmission of a 1 Gbps ON-OFF keyed data signal with the two wavelengths in a free-running state at 146-GHz carrier wave frequency. The tuning range of the device fully covers the W-band (75 – 110 GHz) and the F-band (90 – 140 GHz).

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H. Shams, P. Perry, P. M. Anandarajah, and L. P. Barry, “Modulated Millimeter-Wave Generation by External Injection of a Gain Switched Laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23(7), 447–449 (2011).
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2010 (3)

2009 (1)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Anandarajah, P. M.

H. Shams, P. Perry, P. M. Anandarajah, and L. P. Barry, “Modulated Millimeter-Wave Generation by External Injection of a Gain Switched Laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23(7), 447–449 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Barry, L. P.

H. Shams, P. Perry, P. M. Anandarajah, and L. P. Barry, “Modulated Millimeter-Wave Generation by External Injection of a Gain Switched Laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23(7), 447–449 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Bordonalli, A. C.

A. C. Bordonalli, B. Cai, A. J. Seeds, and P. J. Williams, “Generation of microwave signals by active mode locking in a gain bandwidth restricted laser structure,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8(1), 151–153 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Cai, B.

A. C. Bordonalli, B. Cai, A. J. Seeds, and P. J. Williams, “Generation of microwave signals by active mode locking in a gain bandwidth restricted laser structure,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8(1), 151–153 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Chang, G.-K.

Chien, H.-C.

Chowdhury, A.

Davies, P. A.

D. Wake, C. R. Lima, and P. A. Davies, “Transmission of 60-GHz signals over 100 km of optical fiber using a dual-mode semiconductor laser source,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8(4), 578–580 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Dong, Z.

Federici, J.

J. Federici and L. Moeller, “Review of terahertz and subterahertz wireless communications,” J. Appl. Phys. 107(11), 111101 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hsueh, Y.-T.

Huang, J.

Huang, M.-F.

Jia, Z.

Jian, W.

Lima, C. R.

D. Wake, C. R. Lima, and P. A. Davies, “Transmission of 60-GHz signals over 100 km of optical fiber using a dual-mode semiconductor laser source,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8(4), 578–580 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Liu, C.

Luo, Y.

Moeller, L.

J. Federici and L. Moeller, “Review of terahertz and subterahertz wireless communications,” J. Appl. Phys. 107(11), 111101 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Moodie, D. G.

Perry, P.

H. Shams, P. Perry, P. M. Anandarajah, and L. P. Barry, “Modulated Millimeter-Wave Generation by External Injection of a Gain Switched Laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23(7), 447–449 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Renaud, C. C.

Robertson, M. J.

Rouvalis, E.

Seeds, A. J.

E. Rouvalis, C. C. Renaud, D. G. Moodie, M. J. Robertson, and A. J. Seeds, “Traveling-wave Uni-Traveling Carrier photodiodes for continuous wave THz generation,” Opt. Express 18(11), 11105–11110 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. C. Bordonalli, B. Cai, A. J. Seeds, and P. J. Williams, “Generation of microwave signals by active mode locking in a gain bandwidth restricted laser structure,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8(1), 151–153 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Shams, H.

H. Shams, P. Perry, P. M. Anandarajah, and L. P. Barry, “Modulated Millimeter-Wave Generation by External Injection of a Gain Switched Laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23(7), 447–449 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Sun, C.

Wake, D.

D. Wake, C. R. Lima, and P. A. Davies, “Transmission of 60-GHz signals over 100 km of optical fiber using a dual-mode semiconductor laser source,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8(4), 578–580 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Williams, P. J.

A. C. Bordonalli, B. Cai, A. J. Seeds, and P. J. Williams, “Generation of microwave signals by active mode locking in a gain bandwidth restricted laser structure,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8(1), 151–153 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Xiong, B.

Yu, J.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

D. Wake, C. R. Lima, and P. A. Davies, “Transmission of 60-GHz signals over 100 km of optical fiber using a dual-mode semiconductor laser source,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8(4), 578–580 (1996).
[CrossRef]

A. C. Bordonalli, B. Cai, A. J. Seeds, and P. J. Williams, “Generation of microwave signals by active mode locking in a gain bandwidth restricted laser structure,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8(1), 151–153 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. Federici and L. Moeller, “Review of terahertz and subterahertz wireless communications,” J. Appl. Phys. 107(11), 111101 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Express (2)

Other (6)

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www.toptica.com/products/terahertz_generation .

www.iphos-project.eu .

F. Van Dijk, A. Accard, A. Enard, and O. Drisse, D. Make and, F. Lelarge ‘Monolithic dual wavelength DFB for narrow linewidth heterodyne beat-note generation’ in Proc. IEEE Int. Top. Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP'11.Oct. 2011.

A. Hirata and H. Takahashi, K. Okamoto and, T. Nagatsuma, ‘Low-phase noise photonic millimeter-wave generator using an AWG integrated with a 3-dB combiner’ IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, 2004. MWP'04. 209 – 212, 4–6 Oct. 2004.

D. Wake, M. Webster, G. Wimpenny, K. Beacham, and L. Crawford, ‘Radio over fiber for mobile communications,’ in Proc. IEEE Int. Top. Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP'04, 157- 160 (Oct. 2004).

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