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Spectrally pure RF photonic source based on a resonant optical hyper-parametric oscillator
Author(s): W. Liang; D. Eliyahu; A. B. Matsko; V. S. Ilchenko; D. Seidel; L. Maleki
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a free running 10 GHz microresonator-based RF photonic hyper-parametric oscillator characterized with phase noise better than -60 dBc/Hz at 10 Hz, -90 dBc/Hz at 100 Hz, and -150 dBc/Hz at 10 MHz. The device consumes less than 25 mW of optical power. A correlation between the frequency of the continuous wave laser pumping the nonlinear resonator and the generated RF frequency is confirmed. The performance of the device is compared with the performance of a standard optical fiber based coupled opto-electronic oscillator of OEwaves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8960, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVI, 896010 (4 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044826
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W. Liang, OEwaves, Inc. (United States)
D. Eliyahu, OEwaves, Inc. (United States)
A. B. Matsko, OEwaves, Inc. (United States)
V. S. Ilchenko, OEwaves, Inc. (United States)
D. Seidel, OEwaves, Inc. (United States)
L. Maleki, OEwaves, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8960:
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVI
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko; Lutz Aschke; Kunihiko Washio, Editor(s)

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