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Optical control of microwaves with III-V semiconductor optical waveguides
Author(s): George J. Simonis; Ralph G. Hay; Kenneth G. Purchase
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Paper Abstract

A high-quality microwave signal is generated by heterodyning two diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG lasers. A III-V semiconductor optical waveguide containing a doping superlattice is used to manipulate the phase and amplitude of one of the laser outputs before they are mixed. This manipulation appears directly as a corresponding change in the phase and amplitude of the heterodyne microwave signal. Results are presented from near dc to 52 GHz. Phase changes as large as 8 pi, and amplitude changes as large as 42 dB have been induced by means of a 1.2-mm-long optical waveguide and less than 3 V of control voltage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1217, Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas II, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18147
Show Author Affiliations
George J. Simonis, Harry Diamond Labs. (United States)
Ralph G. Hay, Harry Diamond Labs. (United States)
Kenneth G. Purchase, Harry Diamond Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1217:
Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas II
Brian M. Hendrickson; Gerhard A. Koepf, Editor(s)

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