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Ultralow phase noise compact-sized X-band optoelectronic oscillator
Author(s): Yu Ji; X. Steve Yao; Lute Maleki
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Paper Abstract

We report the performance of an optoelectronic oscillator (OEO) constructed with a DFB laser, a semiconductor Mach- Zehnder modulator, and a dielectric resonator based RF filter. We achieved a phase noise of -50 dBc/Hz at 10 Hz and -130 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz from a 10 GHz oscillation frequency, a performance comparable with that of an OEO constructed with a diode-pump YAG laser and a LiNbO3 modulator. The demonstration proves the feasibility of a high performance, low cost, and compact OEO.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3861, Gigahertz Devices and Systems, (13 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373021
Show Author Affiliations
Yu Ji, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
X. Steve Yao, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Lute Maleki, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3861:
Gigahertz Devices and Systems
Dwight C. Streit, Editor(s)

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