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Robust photonic radio frequency multiplication technique by utilizing Fabry-Pérot laser diode injection locking
Author(s): Jiang Yang; Jianghong Wen; Yanlin Tang; Hengwen Li; Zhuya Zhou; Jing Xu
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Paper Abstract

A simple and robust photonic radio frequency multiplication with continuously tunable multiplication factor by using a Fabry-Pérot laser diode (FP-LD) is proposed and demonstrated. In a FP-LD, the four-wave mixing effect can create new harmonic components, and the injection-locking behavior is able to lock and amplify one of the sidebands. When the output signal beats on a high speed photodetctor, the multiplication frequencies with a factor more than 41 can be obtained. The tunability is implemented by detuning the injection wavelength. In the experimental demonstration, the frequency components around 20 GHz are generated from a 500 MHz (or 1 GHz) sinusoidal signal. The measured single sideband phase noise is −95 dBc/Hz at a 10 kHz frequency offset.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(7) 075006 doi: 10.1117/1.3600598
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Jiang Yang, Guizhou Univ. (China)
Jianghong Wen, Guizhou Univ. (China)
Yanlin Tang, Guizhou Univ. (China)
Hengwen Li, Guizhou Univ. (China)
Zhuya Zhou, Guizhou Univ. (China)
Jing Xu, Guizhou Univ. (China)

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