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High-frequency signal generation using 1550 nm VCSEL subject to two-frequency optical injection
Author(s): Antonio Consoli; Ana Quirce; Angel Valle; Ignacio Esquivias; Luis Pesquera; Jose Manuel García Tijero
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Paper Abstract

We experimentally investigate high-frequency microwave signal generation using a 1550 nm single-mode VCSEL subject to two-frequency optical injection. We first consider a situation in which the injected signals come from two similar VCSELs. The polarization of the injected light is parallel to that of the injected VCSEL. We obtain that the VCSEL can be locked to one of the injected signals, but the observed microwave signal is originated by beating at the photodetector. In a second situation we consider injected signals that come from two external cavity tunable lasers with a significant increase of the injected power with respect to the VCSEL-by-VCSEL injection case. The polarization of the injected light is orthogonal to that of the free-running slave VCSEL. We show that in this case it is possible to generate a microwave signal inside the VCSEL cavity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8639, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XVII, 86390Y (13 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2004010
Show Author Affiliations
Antonio Consoli, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Ana Quirce, Instituto de Física de Cantabria, CSIC, Univ. de Cantabria (Spain)
Angel Valle, Instituto de Física de Cantabria, CSIC, Univ. de Cantabria (Spain)
Ignacio Esquivias, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Luis Pesquera, Instituto de Física de Cantabria, CSIC, Univ. de Cantabria (Spain)
Jose Manuel García Tijero, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8639:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XVII
Kent D. Choquette; James K. Guenter, Editor(s)

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