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Semiconductor laser-based optoelectronics oscillators
Author(s): X. Steve Yao; Lute Maleki; Chi Wu; Lawrence J. Davis; Siamak Forouhar
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate the realization of coupled opto-electronic oscillators (COEO) with different semiconductor lasers, including a ring laser, a Fabry-Perot laser, and a colliding pulse mode-locked laser. Each COEO can simultaneously generate short optical pulses and spectrally pure RF signals. With these devices, we obtained optical pulses as short as 6 picoseconds and RF signals as high in frequency as 18 GHz with a spectral purity comparable with a HP8561B synthesizer. These experiments demonstrate that COEOs are promising compact sources for generating low jitter optical pulses and low phase noise RF/millimeter wave signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3547, Semiconductor Lasers III, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319644
Show Author Affiliations
X. Steve Yao, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Lute Maleki, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Chi Wu, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Lawrence J. Davis, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Siamak Forouhar, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3547:
Semiconductor Lasers III
Qiming Wang; Lawrence J. Davis; Siamak Forouhar, Editor(s)

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